National Geographic : 1949 Dec
© National Geographic Society 734 .odaacnrome oy Mlaynara owen Willnams Greece's Lifeline Is Back on the Job; American Engineers Have Restoredthe Corinth Canal To Greece, which has few roads but many miles of shoreline, shipping is vital. Retreating Nazis struck a crippling blow in1944 when they blocked this 4-mile waterway with landslides and ships. Its reopening in 1948 shortened the Patras-Piraeus route 200 miles. Left: continental Greece; right, the Peloponnesus.