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3rd Greek Mountain Brigade

3rd Greek Mountain Brigade

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3rd Greek Mountain Brigade
AllegianceKingdom of Greece
BranchHellenic Army
TypeMountain infantry
EngagementsBattle of Rimini
CommanderCol. Thrasyvoulos Tsakalotos

The 3rd Greek Mountain Brigade (Greek: ΙΙΙ Ελληνική Ορεινή Ταξιαρχία, ΙΙΙ Ε.Ο.Τ.) was a unit of mountain infantry formed by the Greek government in exile in Egypt during World War II. It was formed from politically reliable right-wing and pro-royalist personnel following a pro-EAM mutiny among the Greek armed forces in Egypt in April 1944. Commanded by Colonel Thrasyvoulos Tsakalotos, it fought in the Battle of Rimini in Italy (under I Canadian Corps), where it earned the honorific title "Rimini Brigade" ("Ταξιαρχία Ρίμινι") and against EAM's Greek People's Liberation Army in the Dekemvriana events in Athens.

External links

  • "Archived copy" Ιστορικό Αφιέρωμα στη Μάχη του Ρίμινι και στη Δράση της 3ης Ελληνικής Ορεινής Ταξιαρχίας (in Greek). Hellenic National Defence General Staff. Archived from the original on 2013-04-07. Retrieved 30 May 2012.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

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