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Achilleas Protosyngelos | Greek War Hero

Updated: Nov 21, 2019

Achilleas Protosyngelos, born in the Ampelakia village, was a famous Greek war hero who opposed to the dictatorial 4th of August Regime of General Ioannis Metaxas and joined the Secret Revolutionary Organization (MEO), which aimed to overthrow the regime.

Photo title: General Protosyngelos in ca. 1935 | Photo by: in the public domain (according to Wikimedia Commons)


He served as Minister for Public Order in 1924, Inspector-General of Infantry (1926), Commander of the 2nd Infantry Division (1926–28) and of the Athens Garrison (1929), before becoming Director-General of the Ministry of Military Affairs (1930–34), Deputy Chief of the Hellenic Army General Staff (1934–35), and finally Commander of the Supreme War School (1935–36). He exited service on 1936 with the rank of Lt. General.


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