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GREECE AND THE SECOND WORLD WAR

65th Anniversary of Repulsion of Fascist Forces by the Greek  Armed Forces(28/10/2005)

DAYS OF RESISTANCE to NAZI-FASCIST  INVASION

Greece:                       219*

Norway:                       61

France:                        43(Superpower of that time)

Poland:                        30

Belgium:                      18

The Netherlands :           4

Yugoslavia:                   3

Denmark:                      0 days

(The Danes surrendered to one of Hitler's motorcyclists who was

delivering to the Danish King Hitler's request for passage of Nazi

troops.  The Danish King in a gesture of submission handed over his

crown to the motorcyclist so he could take it to Berlin for Hitler

Czechoslovakia:            0

Luxembourg:                0

* Greece was the only country that was obligated to simultaneously confront four armies:  those of Germany , Italy , Bulgaria and Albania .

HUMAN LOSSES

The number of Greek soldiers that died during the 219 days of resistance was 13,676.

During the quadruple occupation that followed, the occupation armies carried out the following executions:

Albanians:       1,165 (Parga, Margaritio, Paramythia)

Italians:           8,000

Bulgarians:    25,000

Germans:       50,000

The total number of human losses in percentage to total population (including executions, sufferings and battles):

Greece: 10%     (750,000)

Soviet Union: 2.8%

The Netherlands : 2.2%

France: 2%

Poland: 1.8%

Yugoslavia: 1.7%

Belgium: 1.5%

 

 
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