The Liberation of Athens

On October 12, 1944, the German flag waving on the Acropolis is finally down, German soldiers withdraw their troops from the city while the leader of the departing Germans lays a wreath at the monument of the Unknown Soldier.

Athens is now free and people are celebrating in the streets, thus marking the end of the German Occupation, after 1,264 days.

Photo: Athenians celebrate the liberation of their city, October 1944.