The Cretan who killed a German paratrooper with a stone and became a symbol of the battle of Crete.

The Cretan who killed a German paratrooper with a stone and became a symbol of the battle of Crete. The legendary painting painted by the last of the Battle of Galata.





Never again in Europe has unarmed or poorly equipped people fought well-equipped and trained soldiers.


In the battle of Crete, the people fought hard for their homeland and gave a hard lesson to the conqueror. The spontaneous resistance of the villagers still causes worldwide admiration.


The painting, with the villager killing the invader with a stone, is a realistic depiction of the scene seen by the painter Petros Vlachakis. Even unarmed women were killed by paratroopers trapped in the trees. However, the improvised hospitals did not refuse to treat the injured Germans.