Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Greece celebrates anniversary of OXI day

Greece on Tuesday celebrated the 68th anniversary of "Ochi (No) Day", which marks the country's entry into World War II, with a traditional military parade in Thessaloniki, in the presence of President of the Republic Karolos Papoulias and the country's political and military leadership. The parade wound up the annual three-day series of events held in Thessaloniki, including the Oct. 26 anniversary of the ancient metropolis' liberation from Ottoman rule in 1912 and the same-day feast day of Aghios (St.) Demetrius, the city's patron saint.

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Who was Metaxas?
by Andreas Markessinis

Ioannis Metaxas is among the most prominent personalities in Greek history since the War of Independence, but outside Greece he is a quite unknown figure. What follows here is a short biography of Metaxas, intended to be a quick overview of him and certainly not an indepth article.

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