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    Heroes fight like Greeks

    The iconic British statesman Winston Churchill, who led the United Kingdom during World War II, famously praised the Greek people in a BBC speech during the first days of the Greco-Italian War, stating “Until now we used to say that the Greeks fight like heroes. Now we shall say: Heroes fight like Greeks.”

    In Greece October 28 they commemorate October 28 as OHI (NO) day when the axis powers demanded their surrender.To which they replied with only one word ,OHI.

    They say that a picture tells a thousand words. The graphic below does a bit of that.
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    They repelled the Italians and chased them into the mountains of Albania, fording the Germans to withdraw resources from other fronts to come to the rescue. Some say precipitating the fall of Mussolini, and changing the dynamics of the war.
    To the defence of the Italians, their heart was really not into it,and were totally unprepared by the ferocity they encountered.
    Greeks have never held bad feelings toward Italians for the unfortunate for both sides incident.
    And to their credit, Italians did string Mussolini from a high tree afterwords.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buckaroo Banzai View Post

    In Greece October 28 they commemorate October 28 as OHI (NO) day when the axis powers demanded their surrender. To which they replied with only one word ,OHI.
    I read that several times without really getting it. My bad. Looking around, "Ohi" in Greek means "No" in English.

    Might just have been the capitalization that threw me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buckaroo Banzai View Post
    They repelled the Italians
    Not taking anything away from the Greeks . . . Italy lost to Ethiopia as well.

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    ^
    Ouch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nidhogg View Post
    I read that several times without really getting it. My bad. Looking around, "Ohi" in Greek means "No" in English.

    Might just have been the capitalization that threw me.
    I put the No in Parenthesis, but you are right. To my defens, writing and talking are not my strong pints in communications, but I excel in all other forms.
    You should see some of my facial expressions. and I do a heck of an interpretive dancing

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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    Not taking anything away from the Greeks . . . Italy lost to Ethiopia as well.
    If my history serves me well, Ethiopia was occupied by the Italians for over five years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buckaroo Banzai View Post
    Ethiopia was occupied by the Italians for over five years.
    This would be correct.

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    Captain Corelli's Mandolin?

    Some pics here related to the battle on Kefalonia (and a gratuitous shot of the island's beautiful waters to boot):

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buckaroo Banzai View Post
    If my history serves me well, Ethiopia was occupied by the Italians for over five years.
    ...confusion noted: Battle of Adwa (1895-96) Ethiopians defeated the Italian attempts at further colonizing south of its Eritrean foothold on the Red Sea coast. Italy invaded Ethiopia again in 1935 and occupied the country for 5 years, creating a safety valve for landless Italians to start farming in the new colony. The roads the Italians built form the main highway network in Ethiopia today.
    Last edited by tomcat; 14-10-2021 at 03:43 PM.
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    Had they not worn easily spotted white skirts and those lovely pompoms like Pierrots in some seaside Fol-de-Rol might have fought for 40 years like the Vietnamese or 800 years the Celts.

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    However I must say it's a cracking look, must sport it for next trip to Immigration n STD clinic

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    As I said . . .
    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    Not taking anything away from the Greeks . . .
    . . . and I meant it. The Greeks were tough

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    Quote Originally Posted by david44 View Post
    However I must say it's a cracking look, must sport it for next trip to Immigration n STD clinic
    The Brits had a similar problem in the Americas during the revolutionary war where they were easily spotted hiding behind logs waiting to ambush George Washington.
    Had they been smarter and pasted a couple of eyes and a snout on those spiffy hats, they would had easily been mistaken for mangy racoons and instead of English we would now speak , well whatever that Gobbledygook you guys speak over there is.
    PS: is it me or does everyone think that covering the eyes of guards is not the best idea?
    Heroes fight like Greeks-btit-army-jpg

    But my all time favorite winners are the vatican guards who should have known it was a mistake to accept the lowest bid for the design of their uniform from a guy named Bozo the clown.
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    Heroes fight like Greeks

    What....naked and covered with olive oil ?

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