Evangelos BITSAXIS – Kostantinos STASINOPOULOS, editors; T. MORAITINI, A.G.
POP, K. VARNALI, authors of texts – F. DIMITRIADIS, K. BEZOU, N. KASTANAKI, P.
PAVLIDIS, S. POLENAKI, E. TERZOPOULOS, KYRIAZI, illustrators.


Πολεμικη Σατυρα
[Polemiki Satira / War Satire]


Athens: 1941.
Large 8°. [64 pp.] with black and white illustrations, original illustrated wrappers (Very
Good).


A rare satirical illustrated anti-Fascist-Italy pamphlet, printed for the Greek soldiers during World War II.
This rare satirical pamphlet in Greek language, containing anti-Italian, anti-Fascist and
anti-Mussolini stories and caricatures was according to the text on the back, dated January
1st, 1941, it printed to be handed out to the Greek soldiers, to boost their morale during the
World War II.


Greece entered WWII on October 28th, 1940, when Italy invaded the country from Albania.
The Greek troops successfully stopped the attacks at the battles in Elaia–Kalamas line and
the Pindus Mountain. On November 14th the Greeks launched a counterattack and entered
Albania. In harsh winter conditions and fighting the better equipped Italian army, they by
mid-January 1941 occupied one quarter of Albania until reaching the standstill at the port of
Vlorë.


Our pamphlet was printed for the Greek soldiers during this counter invasion on Albania, to
entertain them during the harsh winter conditions.
We could not trace any institutional examples on Worldcat.