By 28 Νοεμβρίου 2023 No Comments

On May 27, 1917, Italian troops from the European alliance occupied Metsovo, firstly as a means of forcing Constantine and Greece into WWI and secondly because Italy planned to expand into Epirus. A plan for the foundation of a Vlach «Republic of Pindos» was unsuccessfully instigated. The Italians retreated on September 2, 1917.

Italian troops on their way to Macedonia, 1917. (E.L.I.A.)