Sunday, 31 January 2010

January 29th, marks the 69th anniversary memorial of Ioannis Metaxas

Today January 29th, marks the 69th anniversary memorial of Ioannis Metaxas.
For Immediate Release: January 29, 2009

Contact: Nikolaos Taneris, New York, Tel. (917) 699-9935

The political oligarchy misruling Greece today neglects any mention of Hellenic leader Ioannis Metaxas. The Hellenic League of America (HLA) remembers that this was the last independent leader Greece ever had. The Leader had only less than five years to implement the THIRD CIVILIZATION for our people, an ambitious attempt to rebuild national consciousness, by combining ideals of the Ancient Glories of Hellas, and the one thousand year autocracy of Byzantium into a Third Way. Youth in Metaxas’ Greece were like day and night, when compared with what Hellas has today, that is why Greece in 1940 had a fighting force of men and women (Metaxas held men and women in high regard) that came close to our original natural form. If only Metaxas had a little more time he could have reverted our now poor, beleaguered people to their true natural form. Unfortunately, the black hand of British intelligence took this last leader away from us, on the night of January 29th, 1941. With palm raised upwards towards the heavens, forearm stiff, I salute THE LEADER Ioannis Metaxas. MEMORY ETERNAL.

Worth reading today is the leader's Proclamation of the 4th of August Regime:

Also an article by Giorgos Anagnostou of Hellenic Lines newspaper on the forgotten Metaxas line:

Videos of Ioannis Metaxas speech and an interview with Eleni Frangis Papademos on how Metaxas helped to empower the youth and make them feel that they are the members of Hellas, in Hellenic:

If you're looking for information regarding this period of Greek history, a great website to aid you in your research would be "The Metaxas Project" (link: ). As for books, we recommend the following:

[1] "Ιωάννης Μεταξάς (Βιογραφία)" ["Ioannis Metaxas (Biography)"] by Κωνσταντίνος Πλεύρης [Konstantinos Plevris].

[2] "Popular Autocracy in Greece, 1936-41: A Political Biography of General Ioannis Metaxas" by P.J. Vatikiotis

[3] "The Metaxas Dictatorship: Aspects of Greece, 1936-40" (edited by Robin Higham and Thanos Veremis).

The website on Metaxas previously mentioned also includes a list of a number of articles on the period of Metaxas (link: ).

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