British officers and men stationed in Salonika (Thessaloniki), Greece play football on the 25th of December, 1915. First World War.
Ottoman Turks are seen departing Chania (Hania) on the Greek island of Crete on the 3rd of November, 1898.
During Ottoman occupation, Chania’s churches were turned into mosques. However, a population exchange between Greece and Turkey in the 1920s at the Ottoman Empire’s dissolution ended Islamic influence in the region.
On the 7th of October, 1571, the Holy League destroyed Ottoman Empire forces in the Battle of Lepanto.
The coalition, made up of European Catholic maritime forces and organised by Pope Pius V, met the Turkish forces sailing west at the Gulf of Corinth, Greece.
The battle concluded at about 4pm.
The Holy League lost around 7500 soldiers, sailors and rowers, but they freed about as many Christian prisoners. The Ottomans lost around 15000, and at least 3500 were taken prisoner.
German tanks roll through the streets of Athens on the 7th of June, 1943.