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The Nazis take aim at almost 70 unarmed civilian men of the village of KondomariVillage, Crete Island, Greece

The Nazis take aim at almost 70 unarmed civilian men of the village of KondomariVillage, Crete Island, Greece

German soldiers pass through Greek village during occupation of Greece vintage everyday: B&W Photos of World War II Around The World

Galatos is a town on the island of Crete in Greece. It may seem an unusual choice of name for a back road between Rotorua and Taupō. Galatos was the site of a famous counter-attack by New Zealand soldiers together with locals in Crete during the Second World War. The soldiers have been long remembered by Cretans, and in turn access roads to the land taken up in the Rotorua and Taupō districts by returned soldiers were named after the war in memory of Crete. This photo shows New Zealand…

Galatos is a town on the island of Crete in Greece. It may seem an unusual choice of name for a back road between Rotorua and Taupō. Galatos was the site of a famous counter-attack by New Zealand soldiers together with locals in Crete during the Second World War. The soldiers have been long remembered by Cretans, and in turn access roads to the land taken up in the Rotorua and Taupō districts by returned soldiers were named after the war in memory of Crete. This photo shows New Zealand…

Occupied Greece, 1943: Two people hang from trees in the square of an unidentified village. Village people loiter around without much particular horror. Note the young boy that is walking past the scene in the foreground -- well dressed and groomed for the time, he is adjusted to the realities of the day.

Two communist Greek partisans that have been hanged, 1943.[800x575]

Occupied Greece, 1943: Two people hang from trees in the square of an unidentified village. Village people loiter around without much particular horror. Note the young boy that is walking past the scene in the foreground -- well dressed and groomed for the time, he is adjusted to the realities of the day.

Crete, Greece, German paratroopers preparing local hostages to be killed, May-June 1941.

Crete, Greece, German paratroopers preparing local hostages to be killed, May-June 1941.

Greece, 1941-1944. German occupation forces preparing the execution by hanging of a Greek resistant.

Greece, 1941-1944. German occupation forces preparing the execution by hanging of a Greek resistant.

1941 Massacre of civilians at Kondomari, Crete: Kondomari massacre - older men separated

1941 Massacre of civilians at Kondomari, Crete: Kondomari massacre - older men separated

German paratroopers executing civilians on Crete for shooting at them during the battle, June 1941, part 2 of 7.

German paratroopers executing civilians on Crete for shooting at them during the battle, June 1941, part 2 of 7.

don't be afraid to stand up for what you believe and don't let others tell you how to think...it could save many

don't be afraid to stand up for what you believe and don't let others tell you how to think...it could save many

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