Rare 1939 Greece Ioannis Metaxas Prime Minister & The 4th Of August Regime Greek
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Rare 1939 Greece Ioannis Metaxas Prime Minister & The 4th Of August Regime Greek:
METAXAS IOANNIS, Prime Minister and the 4th of August Regime
4/8 1936 - 4/8 1939, vol.1
First Edition, Athens 1939, p. 602
Original Soft Covers - Texts in Greek
Ioannis Metaxas was a Greek military officer and politician, serving as Prime Minister of Greece from 1936 until his death in 1941. He governed constitutionally for the first four months of his tenure, and thereafter as the strongman of the authoritarian 4th of August Regime. On 28 October 1940, he denied an ultimatum imposed by the Italians to surrender Greece to the Axis powers, thus bringing Greece into World War II.
To this day Metaxas remains a highly controversial figure in Greek history. He is reviled by some for his dictatorial rule and admired by others for his patriotism and defiance to aggression.
Until the Greek military junta of 1967–1974, Metaxas was honoured as the leader of the War against Italy. During the junta, with the exception of a small number of supporters of his regime (namely the banned “4th of August” organization) and few members of the government, no major projects honouring Metaxas were undertaken. Some busts of Metaxas were put up in small towns and the periphery of Athens, mostly after local initiatives. An idea of erecting a Metaxas statue in central Athens was not accepted by the government and Georgios Papadopoulos, who preferred to identify with Eleftherios Venizelos instead, inaugurated in Athens a big statue of the latter. In the last years of junta, some minor local officials of the regime, disappointed by the liberalization steps planned by Papadopoulos, erected busts of Metaxas in some towns, in order to upset Papadopoulos. In the meantime, during and shortly after the dictatorship, an imagined ideological connection between the 1967 junta, and the Metaxas regime and fascism was constructed, by means of books and works of art, such as the books of Spyros Linardatos on the 4th of August regime (1965 and 1966) and the film Days of '36 by Theo Angelopoulos. This concept was adopted by the antidictatorial struggle and had a profound impact on subsequent historical production. A resistance group blew up a bust of Metaxas in a Piraeus suburb in 1972. The concept became mainstream after 1974. After 1980’s it was not considered proper to claim that the “NO” was said by Metaxas, but rather that it was articulated by the people.
In modern era (21st century) Metaxas is remembered by the Golden Dawn party, viewing his regime as the ideal for Greece.
Ιωάννης Μεταξάς, ΛΟΓΟΙ 1ης ΤΡΙΕΤΙΑΣ 4/8 1936 - 4/8 1939, τόµ. Α´ Έκδοσις Εθνικής Έταιρίας, Αθήνα 1939, σελ. 602, τόμος χαρτόδετος. Ωραίο αντίτυπο, φθορά στα εξώφυλλα
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