Metaxas, General Joannis, 1871-1941

Metaxas was the dictator of Greece from 1936 to 1941. He was a staunch royalist who was thought to be pro-German but when MUSSOLINI invaded Greece in October 1940, Metaxas immediately mobilized all his ‘reserves. By November the Greeks had gained the upper hand and were able to repel the Italians and occupy half of Albania. Metaxas died shortly after this success and he did not see the final invasion of Greece.

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