Thu, 28 Oct | Online Lecture

Oxi Day Lecture: Looking back at 28 October 1940

Oxi Day commemorates Greece’s rejection of the ultimatum offered to them by Mussolini in 1940; either allow Greece to be occupied or face war. This lecture by Dr Con Allimonos revisits this historic day and its significance to the history of modern Greece.
Oxi Day Lecture: Looking back at 28 October 1940

Time & Location

28 Oct, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Online Lecture

About the Event

Ohi Day or '28 October 1940' is recognised as Greece's other National Day.  Over 80 years have passed since this event took place.

Much has been written about this Day of pride.  Like other events in the history of the Greek people, the 200 year anniversary of the '1821' provides us with yet another opportunity to re-visit it.  The focus of the presentation will be on its significance as a historical marker.  What was the build up to '1940'? Has it been over-romanticised or undeplayed in more recent years and where does it fit in the context of the 200 year anniversary celebrations? The presentation will also examine the many protagonists, both internal and external to Greece, and their impact on '1940'.

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