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The 20th Infantry Division (Greek: 20ή Μεραρχία Πεζικού) was a short-lived formation of the Hellenic Army. It was founded on 24 January 1941, when Grece was already embroiled in the Greco-Italian War. Formed of reservists and with an incomplete table of equipment, it was assigned to the Central Macedonia Army Section (TSKM), forming part of the Greek–British "W Force", under the British Lt. General Henry Maitland Wilson. The division opposed the German invasion of Greece, but was defeated and practically ceased to exist as a combat formation at the Battle of Kleisoura Pass on 13–14 April.

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  • The 20th Infantry Division (Greek: 20ή Μεραρχία Πεζικού) was a short-lived formation of the Hellenic Army. It was founded on 24 January 1941, when Grece was already embroiled in the Greco-Italian War. Formed of reservists and with an incomplete table of equipment, it was assigned to the Central Macedonia Army Section (TSKM), forming part of the Greek–British "W Force", under the British Lt. General Henry Maitland Wilson. The division opposed the German invasion of Greece, but was defeated and practically ceased to exist as a combat formation at the Battle of Kleisoura Pass on 13–14 April.
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  • The 20th Infantry Division (Greek: 20ή Μεραρχία Πεζικού) was a short-lived formation of the Hellenic Army. It was founded on 24 January 1941, when Grece was already embroiled in the Greco-Italian War. Formed of reservists and with an incomplete table of equipment, it was assigned to the Central Macedonia Army Section (TSKM), forming part of the Greek–British "W Force", under the British Lt. General Henry Maitland Wilson. The division opposed the German invasion of Greece, but was defeated and practically ceased to exist as a combat formation at the Battle of Kleisoura Pass on 13–14 April.
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