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October 12, 1944: Athens is liberated (WWII)

October 12, 1944: Athens is liberated (WWII)

British troops in Athens, Greek civil war, 1944

British troops in Athens, Greek civil war, 1944

ATHENS, December 1944

ATHENS, December 1944

Athens, Greece, December 5, 1944. This is the day after the slaughter of December 4 demonstration called by EAM (National Liberation Front). The banner reads: "When the people faces the danger of tyranny, the people choose either the chains or the arms".

Athens, Greece, December 5, 1944. This is the day after the slaughter of December 4 demonstration called by EAM (National Liberation Front). The banner reads: "When the people faces the danger of tyranny, the people choose either the chains or the arms".

German soldiers in downtown Athens, Greece shortly after the city was occupied by the Nazis in April 1941.

German soldiers in downtown Athens, Greece shortly after the city was occupied by the Nazis in April 1941.

December 1944 ~ Syntagma square, Athens (photo by Dmitri Kessel)

December 1944 ~ Syntagma square, Athens (photo by Dmitri Kessel)

A Humber armoured car supports paratroops during operations against ELAS in Athens, 6 January 1945.

A Humber armoured car supports paratroops during operations against ELAS in Athens, 6 January 1945.

Battle of Athens, Dec 1944-Jan 1945: British paras patrol on the perimeter of the Athens gas works. Fighting with communist guerrillas attempting to take over Greece was fierce. The British, and the forces of the Greek interim government, finally prevailed thanks to superior firepower and military tactics.

Battle of Athens, Dec 1944-Jan 1945: British paras patrol on the perimeter of the Athens gas works. Fighting with communist guerrillas attempting to take over Greece was fierce. The British, and the forces of the Greek interim government, finally prevailed thanks to superior firepower and military tactics.

Dec 1944. The Greek fighters who have just finished a war with the Germans are now at war with the British troops in Athens and the right-wing security battalions all over Greece. Churchill used the British military to create a confrontation between the new Greek government and the former resistance fighters. https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/09/eb/7f/09eb7fcccc5e498fc5c6e4c26eb549b9.jpg

Dec 1944. The Greek fighters who have just finished a war with the Germans are now at war with the British troops in Athens and the right-wing security battalions all over Greece. Churchill used the British military to create a confrontation between the new Greek government and the former resistance fighters. https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/09/eb/7f/09eb7fcccc5e498fc5c6e4c26eb549b9.jpg

Greek Civil War of 1945-1947.

Greek Civil War of 1945-1947.

Funeral of Dekembriani Victims in Athens 1944

Funeral of Dekembriani Victims in Athens 1944

British soldiers. Syntagma Square, Athens.

British soldiers. Syntagma Square, Athens.

Athens, Greece, December 1944. A man of Sir Ronald MacKenzie Scobie British soldiers involved in Greek Civil War, getting some rest inside the Acropolis Museum.

Athens, Greece, December 1944. A man of Sir Ronald MacKenzie Scobie British soldiers involved in Greek Civil War, getting some rest inside the Acropolis Museum.

Πανηγυρισμοί απελευθέρωσης. Αθήνα, 12 Οκτωβρίου 1944

Πανηγυρισμοί απελευθέρωσης. Αθήνα, 12 Οκτωβρίου 1944

Δεκέμβρη του 1944: Dmitri Kessel

Δεκέμβρη του 1944: Dmitri Kessel

ΕΛΑΣίτες στην Καισαριανή. Παρά το αριθμητικό τους μειονέκτημα απόκρουσαν την επίθεση των ταγματασφαλιτών στη συνοικία.

ΕΛΑΣίτες στην Καισαριανή. Παρά το αριθμητικό τους μειονέκτημα απόκρουσαν την επίθεση των ταγματασφαλιτών στη συνοικία.