September 28, 2014

Battle of Athens

Paratroopers supported by a Sherman tank
The bitter civil war in Greece had just started. Paratroopers of the 5th (Scots) Parachute
Battalion supported by a Sherman tank during operations in Athens on 18 December 1944.


Sherman tanks


Paratroopers


A rifleman acting as “tail-end Charlie”
4. A rifleman acting as “tail-end Charlie”.

5. A Humber armoured car on January 6, 1945.


Photos attribution
1. Powell-Davies (Lt), No 2 Army Film & Photographic Unit, via Wikimedia Commons
2. Morris (Lt), No 2 Army Film & Photographic Unit, via Wikimedia Commons
3. Morris (Lt), No 2 Army Film & Photographic Unit, via Wikimedia Commons
4. No 2 Army Film & Photographic Unit, Powell-Davies (Lt), via Wikimedia Commons
5. Gade (Capt), No 2 Army Film & Photographic Unit, via Wikimedia Commons