I became fascinated with Balkans rifles after reading about the terrible Bosnian War, and how Bosnian snipers carved the Fleur-de-lis into their weapons. I was already an avid WWI and WWII collector at that point. Once I bought my own graffiti rifles, and found how extensive the Balkans graffiti is, I was hooked. I also sought to decipher the Balkans history which others considered impossible to understand.
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My grandfather is at left, a Greek citizen called up as a soldier in WWII, who fought the Italians at Mount Pindus. He was not a partisan, but had a couple run-ins with Communists during the Greek Civil War, at his home outside Alexandroupolis, Greece. He also served in WWI and the war against Turkey in 1919-22. He was born in Smyrna (Izmir in modern Turkey) and was displaced after the Greek retreat. He moved to Alexandroupolis (called Dedeagach before 1920).