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Partisan girl from Epirus, Greece, c.1941-1944. Costas Balafas.

Partisan girl from Epirus, Greece, c.1941-1944. Costas Balafas.

The Red December of Greece - Part 3

The Red December of Greece - Part 3

In the mountains of Greece sometime between 1946 and 1948 during the communist insurgency: Communist guerrillas are reading a map while a Greek Orthodox priest fighting alongside them is having his Turkish coffee, always drunk in a small cup like the one he is using. A foreign military observer on the right is -- what else?-- observing.

In the mountains of Greece sometime between 1946 and 1948 during the communist insurgency: Communist guerrillas are reading a map while a Greek Orthodox priest fighting alongside them is having his Turkish coffee, always drunk in a small cup like the one he is using. A foreign military observer on the right is -- what else?-- observing.

Group of men discussing upcoming elections, Greece, 1946

Group of men discussing upcoming elections, Greece, 1946

A pair of female Greek partisans on the island of Crete during the German occupation of the island, c. 1943

A pair of female Greek partisans on the island of Crete during the German occupation of the island, c. 1943

σημαία του ΕΛΑΣ

σημαία του ΕΛΑΣ

ΜΑΧΗΤΕΣ ΤΟΥ Δ.Σ.Ε.

ΜΑΧΗΤΕΣ ΤΟΥ Δ.Σ.Ε.

Ano Kerassia, Magnesia, Greece, 1944. Members of the 54th partisan Batallion of the National People's Liberation Army. b/w photo by Kostas Zimeris.

Ano Kerassia, Magnesia, Greece, 1944. Members of the 54th partisan Batallion of the National People's Liberation Army. b/w photo by Kostas Zimeris.

Greece, 1944: Ioachim, the orthodox bishop of Chios (1880-1948), who joined the partisans against German occupation, refused to accept the decision of the Holy Synod of the Church of Greece to excommunicate all pro-communist DSE (Democratic Army of Greece) members; for this reason, the Archbishop and Vice-Roy Damaskenos dismissed Ioachim in 1946, who died four years later. Here Ioachim inspects a DSE squadron.

Greece, 1944: Ioachim, the orthodox bishop of Chios (1880-1948), who joined the partisans against German occupation, refused to accept the decision of the Holy Synod of the Church of Greece to excommunicate all pro-communist DSE (Democratic Army of Greece) members; for this reason, the Archbishop and Vice-Roy Damaskenos dismissed Ioachim in 1946, who died four years later. Here Ioachim inspects a DSE squadron.

Epirus, Greece, 1944. Two "Aetopoula" (i.e. Young Eagles), children serving as messengers of EAM (i.e. National Liberation Front), the most numerous of the resistance forces against the Axis Triple occupation of Greece.

Epirus, Greece, 1944. Two "Aetopoula" (i.e. Young Eagles), children serving as messengers of EAM (i.e. National Liberation Front), the most numerous of the resistance forces against the Axis Triple occupation of Greece.

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