Then and Now: 1941-2018, the Germans in front of the Greek Parliament

Then and Now, WW2, WW2 in Greece

By Pierre Kosmidis

With the conclusion of Operation Marita, the conquest of mainland Greece and a couple of weeks before Operation Merkur, the airborne invasion of the island of Crete, the Germans held a victory parade in Athens, on May 5, 1941.

The Royal Palace in 1941, which is the Greek Parliament today, was a silent witness to the marching German forces, along with some Italian detachments.

In this “Then and Now” photo combination, we can see the exact spot, as it was in 1941 and in 2018.