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War Museum of Thessaloniki September 17, 2014

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Today we visited this museum which is really nice especially for males. Thessaloniki war museum opened its doors to the public in October 2000. It is housed in the building designed by architect Vitaliano Posseli and erected between 1900 and 1902. The building has two floors.

For the entrance you must pay 3 euro per person, also you can take the pictures without flash, everyone will agree it’s not expensive and in most part of the museums it’s forbidden to take picture inside.

First floor’s hall is military awards and decorations. It’s not only Greek, it is a collection from whole Europe. Also a collection of small arms used in various Geek conflicts, ranging from flint lock pistols to the modern assault rifles. You can also see swords, daggers, knifes. This is a place where I can stay many hours. But we have more interesting things to see upstairs, where is situated modern history of Greece, WWII so we fought, The Liberation of Thessaloniki in 1912, Greco-Italian war, the battle of Crete.

When I entered inside I had a feeling the mannequin soldiers were alive and ready again to battle, it has really strong influence. There is all wars accoutrements and history which had modern Greece in whole history. Each hall has screen where you can see slides about Greek military history. I have an advice for the parents who are visiting this museum with children: show them what did the ancestors for Greece and their future. For sure after this museum they will be more patriotic. I can’t describe everything with words, you have to see the pictures or visit this museum.

Outside in the museum’s yard are some war vehicles. A war vehicles collection including: small artillery, officers transportation vehicles, tanks, a torpille, and main F-5 Fighter, which is pride of the war museum

Badri Pataraia and Wendy Bana Etong

pISTOLS

Pistols

By Badri Pataraia

F-5

Nazi's army accoutrements

Nazi’s army accoutrements

Greko-italy war

Greko-italy war

F-5

Greko-Turkish war

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