April 27, 1941 : German forces enter Athens

Introduction

On this day in 1941, the German army enters the Greek capital, signaling the end of Greek resistance. All mainland Greece and all the Greek Aegean islands except Crete are under German occupation by May 11. In fending off the Axis invaders, the Greeks suffer the loss of 15,700 men. Greece will not be liberated until 1944, by British troops from the Mediterranean theater.

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April 27, 1941 : German forces enter Athens

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    History.com Staff

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    History.com

  • Year Published

    2009

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    April 27, 1941 : German forces enter Athens

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    http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/german-forces-enter-athens

  • Access Date

    November 18, 2017

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    A+E Networks