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Battle of Greece

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Battle of Greece (1941)

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Smooth animation of the Greco-Italian War and the battle of Greece Every Day

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Battle Of Greece

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Greek War of Independence (1821-1830)

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The Celtic invasion of Greece

The German invasion of Greece, also known as the Battle of Greece or Operation Marita, was the attack of Allied Greece by Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany during World War II. The Italian invasion in October 1940, which is usually known as the Greco-Italian War, was followed by the German invasion in April 1941. German landings on the island of Crete came after Allied forces had been defeated in mainland Greece. These battles were part of the greater Balkans Campaign of the Axis powers and their associates.
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  • Greco-Italian War 

  • Hitler's decision to attack and British aid to Greece 

  • British Expeditionary Force 

  • Topography 

  • Strategy 

  • Defence and attack forces 

  • German plan of attack and assembly 

  • Thrust across southern Yugoslavia and the drive to Thessaloniki 

  • Greek-Yugoslav counteroffensive 

  • Metaxas Line 

  • Capitulation of the Greek army in Macedonia 

  • Breakthrough to Kozani 

  • Olympus and Servia passes 

  • Withdrawal and surrender of the Greek Epirus Army 

  • German drive on Athens 

  • Evacuation of Empire forces 

  • Triple occupation 

  • Battle of Crete 

  • Criticism of British actions 

  • Impact on Operation Barbarossa