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Tuesday, 19 April 2016

19 April 1941 - Larissa falls

German troops advance passed abandoned British vehicles. Bundesarchiv.
On this day in 1941, Larissa - and its airfield - was captured by the German invasion forces in Greece.
The newly formed Anzac Corps Headquarters were moved to Levadia. Overall Allied Headquarters under General Wilson were located at Thebes.
Australian Unit Locations - 19th April
16th Brigade HQ - Lamia
17th Brigade HQ - Zarkos
19th Brigade HQ -Lenidas
2/1st Battalion - Lamia
2/2nd Battalion - Lamia
2/3rd Battalion -Amficklia
2/4th Battalion - Brallos
2/5th Battalion -Lamia

2/6th Battalion - Domokos
2/7th Battalion - Domokos
2/8th Battalion - Brallos
2/11th Battalion - Pineos River
2/1st Machine Gun Battalion - Ano Kolivia
Thanks to Paul Sougleris of Greek Anzacs for his information on unit locations drawn from the official unit dairies.

Jim Claven
Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee
& Member, Battle of Crete and the Greek Campaign Commemorative Council

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