The Historical and Ethnological Society of Greece has created one of the most important archives of photographical material, which contains more than 60.000 original photographs, 150 albums containing 10.000 photographs, and around 20.000 photo-postcards.
All this material, chronologiacally arranged according to historical events or to specific subjects, covers all modern greek history from the mid 19th century up to our days.
The main thematic units :
Insurrections in areas still under Ottoman rule.
The unification with the Ionian Islands (1864).
The 1897 greco-turkish war.
Cretan Polity (1899-1909).
Macedonian Struggle (1904-1908)
Balkan Wars (1912-1913).
1st World War (1914-1918).
Asia Minor Campaign.
2nd World War.
Unification with the Dodecanese islands.
Political events 1950-1974.
Tukish invation in Cyprus.
In the picture the hero of the Macedonian Struggle Pavlos Melas and his wife Natalia in 1895.