On October 28, 1940, Greece entered World War II against the Axis powers, by rejecting Italy’s ultimatum to surrender.
The Battle of Greece lasted 216 days, marking the first victory for the Allies against the Axis forces. The Greek victory was hailed with enthusiasm by the entire fighting world.
This year marks the 75th anniversary of the rejection of Italy’s ultimatum that prompted the Italian invasion in the mountains of Epirus. The enthusiasm of the Greek army, the spontaneous, all-embracing popular mobilization in the war effort and the mountainous masses of Epirus made feasible not only the effective routing of the Italian troops but also the spectacular counter-offensive by the Greek side inside Albanian territory.