Greece is a truly ancient nation but the period just before Greece joined the Allies in the First World War in 1917 was a difficult one with 2 Greek Governments
One loyal to King Constantine and one to the politician Eleftherios Venizelos, these coming together in 1917. This started a period of constant turmoil for Greece, until the 2nd World War when over 70,000 were executed by occupying forces. The historical connection between Greek seaman and the British Merchant Navy is a long and proud one.
With many Greeks settling in Britain.