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The Battle of Greece (also known as Operation Marita) is a term used to refer to the Axis invasion of Kingdom of Greece-icon Kingdom of Greeceball by the Axis Powers, mainly Nazi-icon Nazi Germanyball and Fascist Italy-icon Kingdom of Italyball, in the autumn of 1940 into the spring of 1941. It was part of the Balkans Campaign of World War II. The battle began with the Greco-Italian War and ended with the Battle of Crete. The battle ended in Axis victory, but the campaign ended up delaying Operation Barbarossa and harmed the Axis efforts in North Africa during the North African Campaign.

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