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Τoday Greece celebrates its entry into the 2nd World War.
They said or wrote about the Greeks in the Second World War:
Adolph Hitler (from a speech at the Reichstag on May 4, 1941):
For the sake of historical truth, I have to confirm that only the Greeks, of all the opponents who have dealt with us, fought with the greatest courage and most defied death.
Winston Churchill (from a BBC speech in the early days of the Greek-Italian war):
Until now, we used to say that the Greeks are fighting like heroes. We will now say that the heroes fight like Greeks.
Joseph Stalin (from a speech at the Moscow radio station on January 31,1943 after the victory at Stalingrad):
I am sad I am getting old and I will not live long to thank the Greeks, whose resistance was decisive for the Second World War.
Benito Mussolini (speaking on 10/5/1941):
The war with Greece proved that nothing is certain in the military and that surprises are always waiting for us.
Georgy Constantinovich Zhoukov (General of the Soviet Army):
If the Russians managed to show resistance to Moscow's entry to stop and prevent the German torrent, they owe it to the Greeks, who delayed the German divisions, while they could make us kneel.
Franklin Roosevelt (US President 1933-1945):
On October 28, 1940, Greece was given three hours to decide on war or peace, but even if it was given three days or three weeks or three years, the answer would be the same. The Greeks have taught dignity over the centuries. When all the people lost their hope, the Greeks dared to challenge the undefeated German monster, raising the proud spirit of Freedom against it.
Charles de Gaulle (from a speech in the French Parliament after the end of the Second World War):
I am unable to give the right amount of gratitude I feel for the heroic resistance of the people and the leaders of Greece.
These are just a few words from what has been said about the bravery of the Greeks during the 2nd World War.
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