3rd Greek Mountain Brigade

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3rd Greek Mountain Brigade
Active 1944-1945
Country Greece
Branch Hellenic Army
Type Mountain infantry
Size Brigade
Engagements Battle of Rimini
Dekemvriana
Commanders
Commander Col. Thrasyvoulos Tsakalotos

The 3rd Greek Mountain Brigade (Greek: ΙΙΙ Ελληνική Ορεινή Ταξιαρχία, ΙΙΙ Ε.Ο.Τ.) was a unit of mountain infantry formed by the Greek government in exile in Egypt during World War II. It was formed from politically reliable right-wing and pro-royalist personnel following a pro-EAM mutiny among the Greek armed forces in Egypt in April 1944. Commanded by Colonel Thrasyvoulos Tsakalotos, it fought in the Battle of Rimini in Italy (under I Canadian Corps), where it earned the honorific title "Rimini Brigade" ("Ταξιαρχία Ρίμινι") and against EAM's Greek People's Liberation Army in the Dekemvriana events in Athens.

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