28 october 1940

Empress of Britain under construction


The RMS Empress of Britain was an ocean liner built between 1928 and 1931 by John Brown shipyard in Glasgow and owned by Canadian Pacific Steamship Company, providing trans-Atlantic passenger service between Canada and Europe from 1931 until 1939.

She was torpedoed on 28 October 1940 by U-32 and sank. She was the largest liner lost during the Second World War and the largest ship sunk by a U-boat.

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28η Οκτωβρίου - Επέτειος του «'Οχι»  

Epeteios tou “‘Ohi”, (Anniversary of the “No”) is celebrated throughout Greece, Cyprus and the Greek communities around the world on October 28 each year. Ohi Day commemorates the rejection by Greek dictator Ioannis Metaxas of the ultimatum made by Italian dictator Benito Mussolini on October 28, 1940, the Hellenic counterattack against the invading Italian forces at the mountains of Pindus during the Greco-Italian War, and the Greek Resistance during the Axis occupation.

Greek soldiers fight the Axis Italian Fascist invasion in the mountains of Albania during the Greco-Italian War, which lasted from 28 October 1940 to 23 April 1941. The soldiers prepare to fire a 65mm mountain gun while the artillery target officer on the right calculates the trajectory. The Greco-Italian War marked the beginning of the Balkan Campaign and the initial Greek counter-offensive was the first successful Allied land campaign against the Axis forces in the war. Korçë County, Albania. November 1940.

Κορυτσά, Αλβανία. Ελληνο-Ιταλικός πόλεμος Νοέμβρης 1940.Έλληνες στρατιώτες πολεμούν τον Άξονα.