THE OCCUPATION: DEATHS AND FUNERALS
A short time after the arrival of the Italian garrison, orders were sent that they should prepare the members of the commune for transportation to the mainland. One rumour was that they were going to be allowed to return home, another that they would be transferred to mainland prisons and camps. In consequence, the exiles gave up all the land they were renting. Then they were told that the order for their journey had been cancelled. They soon exhausted their remaining supplies and with no state allowance being sent, they were unable to buy any provisions. They gathered wild greens and snails. Illnesses and malnutrition resulted and there were several deaths.
MK's own photo: Village Death register entry for Manolis Perlorentzos NN3
HH6A Interior, head and shoulders of man lying on back
LL6 Coffin indoors, with guard of honour, four each side
LL7 Coffin with guard of honour, seven each side
MM9 out of focus, coffin with two each side
HH11A. Coffin on church steps.
HH10A Apostolidhes's funeral, showing coffin lid.
KK5. Apostolidhess funeral, wreaths
HH13A shows the coffin
JJ15A Coffin being carried
Z11 Apostolidhes's coffin on way to cemetery
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