April 24, 1940 : Britain begins its evacuation of Greece in Operation Demon

Introduction

On this day in 1940, British forces, along with Australian, New Zealand, and Polish troops, begin to withdraw from Greece in light of the Greek army’s surrender to the Axis invaders. A total of 50,732 men are evacuated quickly over a six-day period, leaving behind weapons, trucks, and aircraft.

Article Details:

April 24, 1940 : Britain begins its evacuation of Greece in Operation Demon

  • Author

    History.com Staff

  • Website Name

    History.com

  • Year Published

    2009

  • Title

    April 24, 1940 : Britain begins its evacuation of Greece in Operation Demon

  • URL

    http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/britain-begins-its-evacuation-of-greece-in-operation-demon

  • Access Date

    November 24, 2017

  • Publisher

    A+E Networks