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Greece entered WW2 at 28th of Oct 1940, after the Italians demanded surrender and Ioannis Metaxas answered “NO”. This small word was the united Greek Nation’s answer from the same moment. My grandfather was listed immediately From Koroni to Kalamata and then Athens. The first photo is from Athens (date unknown), the Second is from Albania at the 11th of Nov 1940, just 10 days after the declaration of war. He send my grandmother Dimitra the 2nd photo with a short note on the back. “My Dearest Dimitra I send you my photo for remembering me your husband, Nikolaos Douralas” 1940_Nov_7th

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1st Photo is from Athens before leaving for the Albanian Frontier

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Photo from the Albanian front 1940 Nov 7th

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I would like to celebrate this National Day by remembering those who fought against all odds for our freedom. I hope we get inspired by them today.


Today we celebrated the “OXI” 1940s Greece’s entrance to the WW2 against Italy and the axis.

Today I was brave enough to take along my Olympus EPL5 and instead of using the standard kit lens I took with me the OM manual ZUIKO 50mm f1.8 and Lens filter B+W kr 1.5 Skylight.

Problems I new I would face where:

  • manual focusing
  • 50mm is 100mm equivalent in m4/3
  • fast moving crouds / kids
  • lack of space to move and compensate the large focal length

Still I had confidence, I had no pressure I wanted 4-5 good shots and to be able to get some video footage (old Style) of the overall parade.

I think I managed it….



2015 28th OCTOBER

2015 28th OCTOBER

2015 28th OCTOBER

2015 28th OCTOBER

2015 28th OCTOBER