OXI DAY - 28th October
The day the greeks said no to an ultimatum made by Italian dictator Benito Mussolini on 28 October 1940. Mussolini demanded Greece allow Axis forces to enter Greek territory and occupy strategic locations or otherwise face war. Greek dictator Ioannis Mataxa allegedly answered with a single laconic word: όχι (No!). However, his actual reply was, “Alors c'est la guerre!” (Then it is war!).