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The doomed invasion: Greece 1940


I generally agree with the text just have to point this: (likely following De Vecchi’s false reports of Greek ships smuggling British cargos) .

That is indeed true, more, British bought small arms ammunition from Greece.
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Ciano's diaries are the worst source for the Italian attack on Greece. Already in 1946 Gaetano Salvemini, who managed to read part of the photocopies of Ciano's manuscript, noticed that the pages of 27 and 28 October 1940 had been torn away and those two days were re-written in the page of the 26th, for example.