Syntagma sq., Athens, Greece, 1943. Collaborationist Security Battalions were founded in 1943 by the Greek puppet government of Ioannis Rallis. They were supported by the extreme right and pro-Nazis, but also by some centrist politicians who were concerned about the dominance of ELAS (the military arm of the leftist National Liberation Front EAM) as the main body of the armed Greek resistance against triple Axis occupation (Germany, Italy, Bulgaria).
Officers plan the assault on Mount Kiapha at Mount Lyoku during the Greek Civil War, while a Greek Orthodox priest drinks coffee. Each brigade has a chaplain who travels with them. (Photo by Federico Patellani/Getty Images).