1941

BATTLE OF CRETE

Τoday on the 18th of May 2016, Crete is celebrating its history and the 75th anniversary since the BATTLE OF CRETE in 1941.

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Events in the memory of those killed in the battle field are taking place these days in Rethymno town and the rest parts of Crete, honouring the people who fought for the freedom of Crete. The people who defended our island against the atrocity of the german troops trying to take over the island during the period of the german occupation.

Nowadays we live together with the german people, we collaborate with them and we co-operate under the same umbrella of the European Union.

The sad memories though from the blood-shed battles are still fresh in our hearts. The events taking place in Rethymno town start today the 18th of May, early in this morning at 8 p.m. at the square of Agnostos Stratiotis were there will be lifting the greek flag and they end on Monday the 22nd of May at the same place with the  lowering of the greek flag.

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We would like to finish this post with a characteristic Cretan phrase symbolic to our cretan spirit and character, reminding us the determination of our cretan warriors in the battle field :

“….ΔΕΝ ΤΗΝ ΠΑΤΕΙΤΕ ΕΣΕΙΣ ΜΩΡΕ…ΤΗΝ ΚΡΗΤΗ ΑΝΑΘΕΜΑ ΣΑΣ…”

(Sp. Litinas verse)

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