The Balkans Campaign 1941 – the Battle of Greece

SS-Feldgendarmerie in the Balkans 1941
The Wehrmacht and the Waffen-SS out-flanked the Greek Metaxas Line fortifications and, despite the assistance provided by a British expeditionary corps, set out to capture the southern Greek cities. The Battle of Greece ended with the German entry into Athens and the capture of the Peloponnese. The Balkans Campaign resulted in the Barbarossa campaign being delayed. Image: A soldier of the SS-Feldgendarmerie (Military Police) examining a Soviet SVT-40 rifle seized from a Yugoslavian partisan during the Balkans Campaign in 1941. Commons: Bundesarchiv.

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