Greek Partisans

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A group of Greek partisans and British Special Operations Executive agents posing on Crete (1944)

A group of Greek partisans and British Special Operations Executive agents posing on Crete (1944)

Greece, 1942-1944. An orthodox priest, member of ELAS (Greek People's Liberation Army), fighting against the German, Italian and Bulgarian occupation forces.

Greece, 1942-1944. An orthodox priest, member of ELAS (Greek People's Liberation Army), fighting against the German, Italian and Bulgarian occupation forces.

Greek Orthodox priest takes to the Greek mountains and joins the resistance movement ELAS.

Greek Orthodox priest takes to the Greek mountains and joins the resistance movement ELAS.

Greece, 1944: Ioachim, the orthodox bishop of Chios (1880-19, 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 (1880-19, 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.

Sara Fortis, a Greek jewish partisan posing with fellow Greek partisans from her unit. Sara formed a band of female "andartes" that became indispensable to the male fighters, transforming young village girls into women warriors.

Sara Fortis, a Greek jewish partisan posing with fellow Greek partisans from her unit. Sara formed a band of female "andartes" that became indispensable to the male fighters, transforming young village girls into women warriors.

Crete, Greece, German paratroopers shooting local hostages, May-June 1941. Is that motherfucker at the front smiling?

Crete, Greece, German paratroopers shooting local hostages, May-June 1941. Is that motherfucker at the front smiling?

Greek partisans armed with captured Italian rifles including a Fucile Mitragliatore Breda modello 30 light machine gun, third from the right

Greek partisans armed with captured Italian rifles including a Fucile Mitragliatore Breda modello 30 light machine gun, third from the right

Greek women partisans of the ELAS communist resistance join their men comrades during parade somewhere in the mountains of central Greece, 1943.

Greek women partisans of the ELAS communist resistance join their men comrades during parade somewhere in the mountains of central Greece, 1943.

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

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


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