EVANGELOS EVANGELIDES Lieutenant General George Tsolakoglou (1886-1948) ca. 1940 - x +
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CN: EvaE1950olym

MT: silver print on paper, glazed within original frame (40x30 / F:43x33x2)

TX: signed with pastel at lower left of picture <PHOTO / EVA>

DN: Mr. Megakles Rogakos - 2008

CM: George Tsolakoglou of Constantine (Rentina of Agrafa, April 1886 - Athens, 22 May 1948) was a Greek soldier and politician, appointed Prime Minister during the 1941-1942 occupation of the country from the Axis powers. In Larissa, on 21 April 1941, "under the rule of force" Tsolakoglou signed as commander of the Greek Army of Epirus and Macedonia the unconditional surrender of the Greek army to the Germans, in violation of military discipline "to follow the commands of the King". After the War, he accepted with dignity the Special Court's rulling of sentence to death. Eventually, the Graces Council, meeting on 19 August 1945 converted the sentence to life imprisonment for "his multifaceted services to the country as a military officer" and thus was driven to the Zeliotis Prison of Athens (where the Mignon Mansion subsequently stood). But having contracted leukemia, he was hospitalized for a year in the Army Pension Fund Hospital - NIMTS, where he died on 22 May 1948, deprived of pension and destitute. The funeral was held at the 1 st Cemetery of Athens in a close family circle.

[Megakles Rogakos 08/2008]

BIBLIOGRAPHY:
TSOLAKOGLOU, GEORGE K.S. Memoirs 1959 Keti G. Tsolakoglou, Athens

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