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Tuesday, 27 October 2015

OHI Day Media Reports - From Nick Andriotakis

Photo reproduced from Neos Kosmos
OHI day marks the first defeat of the axis powers in world war 2 when a defiant underdog Greece defended itself against Mussolini’s giant Italy and forced the Germans to invade Greece . Australia and other Commonwealth countries subsequently went to the aid of Greece and the formation of the second Anzac Corps was made . The Anzac and Greek resistance in the Battle Crete and Greece delayed the German invasion of Russia into the winter resulting in their defeat . Greece lost 11 percent of its population due to the German invasion and the Anzac legend intertwines Greece and Australia for ever .
Below are stories appearing today in the Sydney Morning Herald , The Sydney Telegraph and Kosmos .
http://m.smh.com.au/nsw/one-of-australias-oldest-surviving-anzacs-from-battle-of-crete-is-honoured-20151026-gkijok.html
http://www.pressreader.com/australia/the-daily-telegraph-sydney/20151028/282875139646596/TextView
http://neoskosmos.com/news/en/OXI-28-October-1940-greek-national-holiday
Regards
Nick Andriotakis BE (Hons)
Secretary
Joint Committee for the
Commemoration of the Battle of Crete & The Greek Campaign
Photo reproduced from Neos Kosmos
Photo reproduced from Neos Kosmos
Photo reproduced from Neos Kosmos

Photo reproduced from Neos Kosmos

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