Postcards celebrating Greek victories against the Italians in 1940-41

WW2 in Greece

By Pierre Kosmidis

A series of postcards issued in 1945, celebrated the Greek victory against the fascist hordes of Italian dictator Benito Mussolini.

Each of these postcards marks a specific date, related to some of the events of the Greco-Italian war of 1940.

 The Italians initiated their offensive against the northern borders of Greece from Albania on October 28, 1940.
Despite some early advances, the Italians were swiftly pushed back deep into Albanian soil and were threatened to be thrown back into the Adriatic Sea and swim their way back to Italy.

The Italians were humiliated and defeated on the field and only due to the German invasion on April 6, 1941 did they manage to put their foot on Greek soil up until 1943, when they betrayed their nazi bosses and became pawns of the Allies.