Oxi Day Lecture: Looking back at 28 October 1940
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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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