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The military history of Greece during World War II began on 28 October 1940, when the Italian Army invaded from Albania, beginning the Greco-Italian War. The Greek Army was able to halt the invasion temporarily and push the Italians back into Albania. The Greek successes forced Nazi Germany to intervene. The Germans invaded Greece and Yugoslavia on 6 April 1941, and overran both countries within a month, despite British aid to Greece in the form of an expeditionary corps.

1940-41: Greece, the First Victory| WW2 Documentary| National Geographic| English Subtitles
Greece in World War II, from 28th October 1940 until the German entry in Athens 27th April 1941
Greece in World War II, from 28th October 1940 until the German entry in Athens 27th April 1941
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The War Illustrated was a British war magazine published in London by William Berry (later Viscount Camrose and owner of The Daily Telegraph). It was first released on 22 August 1914, eighteen days after the United Kingdom declared war on Germany, and regular issues continued throughout the First World War. The magazine was discontinued after the 8 February 1919 issue, but returned 16 September 1939 following the start of the Second World War. 255 issues were published over the course of the Second World War before the magazine permanently ceased production on 11 April 1947.
The following issues were taken from the "The War Illustrated Archive".  These issues contain articles of Greece from 28th October 1940 to April 1941
A New Group of War Leaders
TWI-40-11-08 The Bully of Rome Strikes At Little Greece
Over the Balkans Break the Clouds of War
With the Navy Britain Honors her Pledge
TWI-41-02-21 The Heroic Greek Army Hurled Back Mussolini
TWI-40-11-15 Byron Would Have Been Proud of Greece Today
Scenes in the New War Zone
No "Walk-Over" for Mussolini's Legions
Italian Planes in Battle for Greece
Like the Greeks of Old Who Triumphed at Marathon and Salamis
TWI-41-02-28 The Battle of Nerves in the Balkans
War Clouds Loom aove Europe's Cockpit
TWI-40-11-22 Mussolini's Men Checked in the Mountain Battle
Italian Objectives - But the Greeks Barred the Way
Greece's Fortifications are the Gift of Nature
Now War Has Come to the Isles of Greece
Welcome Bases for Britain at Italy's Back Door
TWI-41-03-07 Mighty Men of valour Are the Greeks
Soldiers of Our Ally Ready for Action
TWI-40-11-29 On to Koritza the Victorious Greeks
Fiasco of Mussolini's First Invasion Attempt
TWI-41-03-14 Blowing Up for a Gale in the Balkans
TWI-40-12-06 Koritza Falls: Long Live Greece!
Soon the Italian Defeat Became a Rout
TWI-41-03-21 Once Again Bulgaria Takes the Wrong Turning
Over the Balkans Spread the German Hordes
In the Balkan Ferment Turkey Stands Fast
Still the Greeks Are On Top in Albania
TWI-40-12-13 Still the Greeks Drove on in Triumph
Brothers-in-Arms in the Balkan War
Britain Helps to Hit the Italians Hard
The Royal Air Force Now Plays its Part in Greece
TWI-41-03-28 If War Should Spread in the Middle East
Mountain Warfare in Albania Heights
Greek Islanders Treated Me Like a King
TWI-40-12-20 Black Days for Italy in Albania
The Greeks Have a Wold for "Thumbs Up"
Comrades-in-Arms on the Field of Glory
Captains of a Greece Reborn to Greatness
The "Conquest" Italy Is Now Fast Losing
TWI-41-04-04 Again the Greeks Smashed the Italian Hordes
What Did the Duce Think of the Debacle?
TWI-40-12-27 In Albania the Italians Retreated Still
From Triumph to Triumph the Greeks Press On
TWI-41-04-10 Though Betrayed Yugoslavia Was Not Lost
Long Live Greece Free and Immortal!
(120 years 1821)
Her Warriors Write in Blood a Glorious Epic
We Didn't Laugh Long at the Greeks!
TWI-41-01-03 'Mid Snow and Rain the Greeks Still Advanced
Athens Was a City of Victory Smiles
Not Even in the Adriatic Is Italy Safe
TWI-41-04-25 How Hitler Struck at Greece and Yugoslavia
(Apr.6 1941)
Where the New Balkan War Is Being Fought
Salonika Fell After Three Days of War
Eden and Dill Acclaimed in Athens
British Soldiers Are No Strangers to Greece
TWI-41-01-10 Slow but Sure Was the Greeks' Progress
Chimara's Fall Opened the Road to Valona
Greek Thanksgiving for the Rout of the Invader
TWI-41-05-02 Into Battle Went the 'Forces of the Empire'
When Greek Met German in Macedonia
We Simply Had to Help the Greeks!
Not Winter Nor the Italians Beat Our Allies
I Was Nearly Caught in Salonika
TWI-41-01-17 Across the Mountains Winds the Victors' Trail
A Winter's Tale of War in the Balkans
Into Koritza with the Victorious Greeks
TWI-41-05-09 How Britons and Anzacs Fought in Greece
'They Wove New Legends Round Mt. Olympus
The Greeks Fought Nobly to the End
TWI-41-01-24 More Laurels for the Amazing Greeks
Again There Was Rejoicing in Athens
TWI-41-05-16 Bitter Indeed Were the Last Hours in Greece
Once Again the 'Few' Did Heroic Work
All Greece Overrun by the Nazi Hordes
TWI-41-01-31 The Greeks Tore the 'Tuscan Wolves' to Shreds
See the Conquerors Enter Argyrokastro
TWI-41-05-23 The Campaign in Greece: A Factual Survey
Twenty Days of Fierce Fighting All the Way
How the Navy Got Our Men Away from Greece
TWI-41-02-07 They Are Making It 'The Glory that Is Greece' TWI-41-05-30 What a Task Was the R.A.F.'s in Greece!
Hitlerism Pollutes the Fount of Freedom
TWI-41-02-14 At Dead of Night the Greeks Charged to Victory
My Nightmare Climb near Tepelini
Greeks Carried Me over the Mountains
The War Illustrated - Greece in World War II
from 28th October 1940 until the German entry in Athens 27th April 1941