Peter Kazantis was a relative of the Greek royal family.[1]

During World War II, he went in exile as Axis powers (Nazi Germany, Fascist Italy and Bulgaria jointly occupied the country by May 1941.[1]

The US military arranged to have exiled Peter Kazantis sent back to Greece to unify the uncoordinated, disorganized, dissension-weakened and loosely affiliated alliance of guerrilla factions forming the Greek Resistance against the Axis occupation. Under the order of Captain Sam Sawyer, he was escorted by Nick Fury and the Howling Commandos. They met with Michael Skouras, leader of a powerful faction of Greek partisans within the Nazi occupation zone outside Athens. Both Kazantis and the Howling Commandos were briefly captured by the Nazis but soon escaped, and Kazantis was reunited with the Resistance, and he was instrumental in their unification.[1]

He was later regarded as a national hero.[1]

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