Comic 38 - No Day 1940-2011
28th Oct 2011, 3:35 PM
No Day 1940-2011
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Tantz Aerine
Today is one of the most important national holidays in Greece- it is the day we said No to Fascism (in particular, Moussolini's ultimatum to submit to him or face annihilation) and the Axis powers.

It is extremely symbolic, because it encompasses the Greek historical standing by Freedom and Justice, no matter what the odds. And this year, 2011, it is a DOUBLE holiday, because just today the Greek People said No to the financial fascism imposed (and the forfeiting of our Sovereignty to foreign forces) despite the terrorism and violence of the now officially denounced government.

I am not going to tire you on the how and details, I just wanted to share with you that the People forced the governmental officials to leave every celebration before its onset, and then celebrated on their own.

So this is a day of joy in the midst of grim darkness, and I wanted to share! If I figure out the comic forum, I will transfer this page there tomorrow. If not, please forgive me keeping it here as a memento of the Greeks writing history today yet again :)

The image above is one of the 1940s posters regarding the "1940 Epic" as it is called in Greece. If you want to learn about its history briefly, here is the subpage I had on it, as unscrambled as DD lets me have it: History of the Greco Italian War and Greece in WWII

Soon the awesome JNP will have the original WM site up and all the info that went with it, so the scrambled text of DD will be obsolete.

Also, here's Sabaton's song about No Day, complete with footage from the time (and the war front), for you to see! (and a more pleasant summming up of what happened in 1940 than the scrambled text I linked you to)

User comments:
Gangerworld edit delete reply
Beautiful. I wish you and the rest of the Greek people an end to the strife asap.
Tantz Aerine edit delete reply
Tantz Aerine
Thank you and amen to that!
Agent0Gecko edit delete reply
Thanks for posting this! It was an interesting read, and I really appreciate you sharing. Your brief history on your DD website was a great introduction.

I didn't really know much of anything about Greek involvement in WW2 before finding your comic, so it's nice learning about it in such a fun way.
Tantz Aerine edit delete reply
Tantz Aerine
Thank you for taking the time to read! I'm really happy it was entertaining as well as informative :D
Candralar edit delete reply
All history lessons should include Sabaton as part of the curriculum!
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