Category Archives: war

1950 – Athos in French magazine “Le Miroir”

In 1917  a French Russian army occupied Mount Athos. On this picture from the French magazine Le Miroir a soldier, two monks and a Greek policeman are posing for the photographer, not at the monastery of Panteleimonos, as is suggested … Continue reading

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1725 – Athos vintage photo’s and art

In post 1503 I showed you some pictures of the German Wehrmacht on Athos during the Second World War. Today I found two more, with monks and soldiers posing in front of the camera. All photo’s seem to be from … Continue reading

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1503 – Athos and the Second World War: more pictures and texts

In my search for more pictures about Athos I found these below. Most of them are taken by German “Wehrmacht”-soldiers, who had an outpost just above the Rumenian Skete Prodromou. The German observation post on the slopes of the Athos … Continue reading

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1501 – The destroyed (1968) guesthouse in Panteleimonos

The room in 1908 with the large Monstera deliciosa plant. The guesthouse in 1918 by Frenchman Millet. The same room in february 1917 when the French Russian troups left the peninsula. Officers and monks. 1917-18 photo by French “Aviateur”. Details … Continue reading

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1444 – book Dölger: Athos monasteries in 1941

In 1941 a German scientific expedision visited Athos. Prof Dr Dölger published a book in 1942, with many black and white pictures (also see 599, 1399 and 1281). Diamonitirion 1941 Today I will show the old pictures of the monasteries we plan to … Continue reading

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1330 – Pantocratoros stamp from 1944

Greece’s first semi-postal stamps were produced during the occupation. Use of these stamps was mandatory on domestic mail through that month. Proceeds from their sale went toward the Patriotic Charity and Awareness Institution Fund, for use in children’s welfare programs. … Continue reading

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1304 – Athos pictures from 1943 made by Bulgarian military

Two pictures from the Bulgarian from 1943. Together with the German occupiers the Bulgarians ruled in these years in a part of Greece/Macedonia-Thrace, see the map below: Wim, 7/6

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