The Balkan Campaign of World War II began with the Italian invasion of Greece on 28 October 1940. In the early months of 1941, Italy's offensive had stalled and a Greek counter-offensive pushed into Albania. Germany sought, by deploying troops to Romania and Bulgaria, to aid Italy by attacking Greece from the east; while the British landed troops and aircraft to shore up Greek defences.

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  • The Balkan Campaign of World War II began with the Italian invasion of Greece on 28 October 1940. In the early months of 1941, Italy's offensive had stalled and a Greek counter-offensive pushed into Albania. Germany sought, by deploying troops to Romania and Bulgaria, to aid Italy by attacking Greece from the east; while the British landed troops and aircraft to shore up Greek defences. A coup d'état in Yugoslavia on 27 March caused Hitler to order the conquest of that country.The invasion of Yugoslavia by Germany and Italy began on 6 April, simultaneously with the new Battle of Greece. On 11 April, Hungary joined the invasion. By 17 April the Yugoslavs had signed an armistice and by 30 April all of mainland Greece was under German or Italian control. On 20 May Germany invaded Crete by air and by 1 June all remaining Greek and British forces on the island had surrendered. Although it had not participated in the attacks in April, Bulgaria occupied parts of both Yugoslavia and Greece shortly thereafter for the remainder of the war in the Balkans. (en)
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  • Allies:
  • Axis:
  • *Albania
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  • 1940-10-28 (xsd:date)
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  • Axis victory
  • *Guerilla war in Yugoslavia
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  • German paratroopers on Crete in 1941 (en)
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  • Italian failed invasion of Greece (en)
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  • Allies: (en)
  • Axis: (en)
  • * Albania (en)
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  • Kurt Student (en)
  • Henry Maitland Wilson (en)
  • Bernard Freyberg (en)
  • Maximilian von Weichs (en)
  • Alexander Papagos (en)
  • Dušan Simović (en)
  • Giovanni Messe (en)
  • Ugo Cavallero (en)
  • Wilhelm List (en)
  • Milorad Petrović (en)
  • Elemér Gorondy-Novák (en)
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  • Balkans Campaign (en)
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  • --10-28
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  • Mediterranean and Middle East Theatre of the Second World War (en)
  • Eastern Front Theatre and Mediterranean and Middle East Theatre of the Second World War (en)
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  • Albania, Yugoslavia, Greek mainland and the Greek islands (en)
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  • Axis victory (en)
  • Axis victory *Guerilla war in Yugoslavia (en)
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  • Yugoslavia and Greece are added to Axis control (en)
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  • The Balkan Campaign of World War II began with the Italian invasion of Greece on 28 October 1940. In the early months of 1941, Italy's offensive had stalled and a Greek counter-offensive pushed into Albania. Germany sought, by deploying troops to Romania and Bulgaria, to aid Italy by attacking Greece from the east; while the British landed troops and aircraft to shore up Greek defences. (en)
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  • Balkan Campaign (World War II) (en)
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