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Dekemvriana: Ground Zero in the Greek Civil War

December 3, 1944 saw one of the bloodiest and most polarizing incidents in the history of the Greek civil war. Known as "Dekemvriana" (from December, the month it began), the Athens incident has come to characterize the period of...

F-16 Demo Team Pilot Quotes Churchill During Air Demonstration

One of the most flattering Winston Churchill quotes for Greece was repeated today by an F-16 Greek Airforce pilot during airplane demonstrations for the national "OXI Day" celebrations in Thessaloniki. After Greek forces resistance delayed the Nazi invasion in southern...

Spartans' Response Tops 10 Wittiest Of All Time

The ten wittiest answers given over time by popular representatives of art and public life were recently hosted in British newspaper "The Independent." At the top, one can find the Spartans' reaction after they were threatened by Philip of Macedonia. Sparta Vs. King Philip of Macedon King Philip II...

The December 1944 Events that Brought the Greek Civil War

Τhe power vacuum created in Greece after the withdrawal of the German occupation forces in October 1944, generated a disorder that resulted in battles in December between the forces of the Left and the newly formed Greek government armed...