Friday, January 29, 2010

Today January 29th, marks the 69th anniversary memorial of Ioannis Metaxas.

For Immediate Release: January 29, 2009

Contact: Nikolaos Taneris, New York, Tel. (917) 699-9935

The political oligarchy misruling Greece today neglects any mention of Hellenic
leader Ioannis Metaxas. The Hellenic League of America (HLA) remembers that this
was the last independent leader Greece ever had. The Leader had only less than
five years to implement the THIRD CIVILIZATION for our people, an ambitious
attempt to rebuild national consciousness, by combining ideals of the Ancient
Glories of Hellas, and the one thousand year autocracy of Byzantium into a Third
Way. Youth in Metaxas’ Greece were like day and night, when compared with what
Hellas has today, that is why Greece in 1940 had a fighting force of men and
women (Metaxas held men and women in high regard) that came close to our
original natural form. If only Metaxas had a little more time he could have
reverted our now poor, beleaguered people to their true natural form.
Unfortunately, the black hand of British intelligence took this last leader away
from us, on the night of January 29th, 1941. With palm raised upwards towards
the heavens, forearm stiff, I salute THE LEADER Ioannis Metaxas. MEMORY ETERNAL.

Worth reading today is the leader's Proclamation of the 4th of August Regime:

Also an article by Giorgos Anagnostou of Hellenic Lines newspaper on the
forgotten Metaxas line:

Videos of Ioannis Metaxas speech and an interview with Eleni Frangis Papademos
on how Metaxas helped to empower the youth and make them feel that they are the
members of Hellas, in Hellenic:

If you're looking for information regarding this period of Greek history, a
great website to aid you in your research would be "The Metaxas Project" (link: ). As for books, we recommend the following:

[1] "Ιωάννης Μεταξάς (Βιογραφία)" ["Ioannis Metaxas (Biography)"] by
Κωνσταντίνος Πλεύρης [Konstantinos Plevris].

[2] "Popular Autocracy in Greece, 1936-41: A Political Biography of General
Ioannis Metaxas" by P.J. Vatikiotis

[3] "The Metaxas Dictatorship: Aspects of Greece, 1936-40" (edited by Robin
Higham and Thanos Veremis).

The website on Metaxas previously mentioned also includes a list of a number of
articles on the period of Metaxas (link:

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