Memorial event – Tavronitis 3rd July

Commemorative event related to the Battle of Crete on 3rd July at 20.00 at the War Memorial at the beachfront in Tavronitis.
After the memorial event the film The Barefoot Battalion (1953) will be shown. (English subtitles)

Programme: 20.00memorial event

-Opening ceremony
-Ms. Galanaki , director of the  Municipal School of Tavronitis, will talk about the events of the time in the area
-Wreath laying
-Minute of Silence
-National Anthem

After the memorial event the film The Barefoot Battalion (1953)  will be shown. (English subtitles)

The Barefoot Battalion  is the true story of 160 children during the Nazi occupation in WWII. A young survivor of WWII and former member of the reputed “Barefoot Battalion”, a close-knit pack of disciplined orphaned boys, recounts the story of the one hundred sixty orphans who aided the Resistance, to a homeless street urchin.
Greek film, directed by Greg Talas, starring: Maria Kosti, Nikos Fermas, Antonis Voulais.
Music: Mikis Theodorakis

Source: Cultural Association Tavronitis & Municipality Platanias




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