Till the Eagle Grins

Many nations suffered in the Second World War, but few suffered as much as Greece, if you can measure suffering per capita. Many Greek people were not only killed in the war by fighting but many starved to death and the Greek Campaign from 1940 to 1941 diverted German military resources from their impending invasion of the Soviet union, much to the benefit of the Allies fight against the Axis. It is difficult to understate the Greek contribution in the War. Churchill said “It is being said that Greeks fought like heroes – but in fact heroes fight like Greeks”. Continue reading