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Monday, 29 August 2016

This Thursday Night at the Greek Centre - Open Seminar - Dr Peter Ewer on "First Victory: The defence of Greece, 1940"

Come to the Greek Centre in Melbourne to hear Australia's pre-eminent historian of the Second Anzac's and their defence of Greece in WW2.
Peter's address is titled - First Victory: The defence of Greece, 1940.
Greek troops on the Albanian front, 1940

The defeat of the Italian invasion of Greece in October 1941 was the first successful land campaign for the Allied cause in the Second World War. To this day, outside of Greece itself, the achievement has never received the recognition it deserves. For more than six months, the Greek people defended themselves from fascist aggression, changing the course of the war. On the 75th anniversary of the later German invasion of Greece, it is timely to recall the ‘first victory’.
Peter Ewer (at right, with Michael Houdalakis and myself) at the 1st annual commemorative service held at the Lemnos Gallipoli Memorial in Albert Park, August 2016. Photo Peter Ford 2016

Dr Peter Ewer is an Australian historian and author. He is published in internationally renowned academic journals the Journal of Military History (University of Virginia). He has also published in the Journal of Transport History (University of Manchester Press, UK), and a range of local history journals, including Australian Historical Studies (University of Melbourne).
Peter served as the historical advisor to the 42nd Street Memorial Trust, the community organisation that built the memorial at Tsikalaria Street, Tsikalaria, Crete, to commemorate the fighting there on 27 May 1941, and unveiled by the New Zealand Governor General on 19 May 2016.

When: 7pm, Thursday, 1 September 2016
Where: Greek Centre, Mezzanine, 168 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne

Peter's presentation is sponsored by Mr Tony Tsourdalakis and Mr Paul Laspagis.

Jim Claven
Secretary
Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee

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