#916 - 5¢ Greece Flag: Plate Block

After repelling an advance by the Italian Army in October of 1940, Greece fell to the Axis powers in April of 1941. German occupiers withdrew from the Greek mainland in October of 1944, though some German troops remained in control of some parts of Greece until June of 1945. The occupation devastated Greece's economy and over 300,000 civilians died from starvation. Scott 916 Greece Flag