Proclamation of the King of Hellenes to the Greek People, 28 October 1940

The Prime Minister a short while ago announced to you the circumstances which have compelled us to resort to war in reply to Italy’s threat to supress Greece’s independence.

At this solemn moment I feel sure that every Greek man and woman will do their duty to the last and will show themselves worthy of our glorious past.

With faith in God and in the Destiny of the Race, the Nation, united and disciplined as one man, will fight in defence of hearth adn home until final victory.

Given at the Palace of Athens, October 28, 1940.