I wanted to share this great picture showing a member of the Greek security police (Asfaleias) armed with a Steyr-Solothurn MP34 and stepping on a box of Greek contract 9 mm Mauser cartridges made by DWM in 1939!!!
Also, I wanted to discuss about the explanation of the “Υ Α” initials found in 9 mm Mauser rounds by DWM and EPK. As you may know from the great article written by John Moss (see IAA 424 p. 15), these letters has been interpreted as “Ypourgion Asfalias” (Ministry of Security)".
However, the correct name of the organization created during the 4th of August Regime (1936–1941) was “Deputy Ministry of Public Security” and was leaded by Konstantinos Maniadakis. Note that the correct Greek name is Υφυπουργείον Δημόσιας Ασφαλείας (Yfypourgeion Demosias Asfaleias / Deputy Ministry of Public Security) and not Υπουργείο Δημόσιας Ασφάλειας (Ypourgeio Demosias Asfaleias / Ministry of Public Security).
Below you can see a letter heading used by this organization in 1938.
Βασιλείου της Ελλάδα
Υφυπουργείον Δημόσιας Ασφαλείας
Kingdom of Greece
Deputy Ministry Public Security