28 Mar International Conference “The Salonica theatre of operations and the outcome of World War I” (Thessaloniki, 16-19.04.2002).
The Institute for Balkan Studies and the Foundation organised an international conference on the topic “The Salonica Theatre of Operations and the Outcome of the Great War” in Thessaloniki (April 16-19, 2002).
The conference was attended by historians of all the countries involved in the First World War, and aimed at pointing out the geostrategic importance of the broader North Greek territory and the substantial contribution of the front of Thessaloniki to the outcome of the First World War; the front of Thessaloniki was one of the most discreet regarding concentration of military power, strategic priorities and losses, but Thessaloniki was the starting point of the victorious counter attack of the allies, in September 1918.
An exhibition of original material about the Front of Thessaloniki was also organised by the Greek Literary and Historical Archive, and for the first time, film archives of the French Ministry of Defense relating to the Salonica theatre of operations were presented.
The “Album de Caricatures appartenant a Demetre G. Antoniadis” was also presented on the occasion of the conference. It is a publication of the Foundation and the Greek Literary and Historical Archive containing caricatures of the uniforms of the First World War and reflecting a characteristic aspect of the occupation of Thessaloniki of 1915-1918.