Sacrifice of Konstantinos Koukidis: further infomation?

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Sacrifice of Konstantinos Koukidis: further infomation?

Post by Windward » 20 Nov 2008 17:25

from en.wikipedia

Konstandinos Koukidis was the Greek Evzonas on flag guard duty on the 27th of April 1941 at the Athens Acropolis, at the beginning of the Axis occupation of Greece during World War II. The Nazi troops ordered him to surrender, deliver the Greek flag to them and raise the Nazi swastika flag. Koukidis instead stayed loyal to his duty by taking the flag down, wrapping himself in it and jumping from the Acropolis to his death. A commemorative plaque is placed on the Acropolis today, to remind people of his act of pride and sacrifice.


that story is so patriotic. could anyone provide some further information about this matyr, i.e. his birth date, or picture, or the picture of that commemorative plaque mentioned above? Did Greek government or Greek army do anything else to honor him?

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thanks in advance,


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Re: Sacrifice of Konstantinos Koukidis: further infomation?

Post by evxinos » 04 May 2009 20:52

Constantinos Koukides , was a young soldier in his early twenties, from the provincial town of Naphpaktos. In the morning of April 27th, 1941 (the day the Germans entered Athens), when the German Officer ordered him to haul the Greek flag down and replace it with the swastika banner, he wrapped in the Greek flag and fell off the Acropolis, refusing to hand it to the invaders. In 2000 , a monument in memory of Koukides, unveiled on the Acropolis
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Re: Sacrifice of Konstantinos Koukidis: further infomation?

Post by evxinos » 04 May 2009 20:57

The monument in memory of Koukides
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