The Strategic Implications of the Greek Oxi, By Dr. Alexandros K. Kyrou

Greek counter-offensive of 1940 at the Greek-Albanian border. Photos: General Staff of the Army

Special to The National Herald

The first aggression in 20th century history perpetrated by a fascist state was carried out against Greece, 12 years before the Italian conquest of Ethiopia, and 16 years before the German invasion of Poland. In August, 1923, 10 months after coming to power in Rome, Mussolini used the pretext of an Italian-manufactured Greek-Albanian border incident to bombard and occupy the island of Corfu. After killing at least 15 Greek civilians – the world’s first victims of …

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