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Greece, 1940-1949 : occupation, resistance, civil war : a documentary history

Author: Richard Clogg
Publisher: New York : Palgrave, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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During the decade of the 1940s Greece experienced harsh German/Italian/Bulgarian occupation, the emergence of a powerful resistance movement and civil war between communist and nationalists. This critical period in the country's modern history is graphically illustrated through contemporary documents, many of them translated from Greek, many of them difficult to access. This annotated documentary collection, which  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Clogg
ISBN: 0333523695 9780333523698
OCLC Number: 49226397
Language Note: Includes documents translated from the Greek.
Description: xii, 235 pages : map ; 22 cm
Contents: Map of Greece 1940-1949 --
1. The Metaxas Dictatorship --
1.1. The establishment of the dictatorship of General Ioannis Metaxas on 4 August 1936 --
1.2. The aims of the 'Regime of the Fourth of August 1936': a speech by General Ioannis Metaxas, 2 October 1936 --
1.3. Ultimatum of the Italian Government to the Greek Government, Athens, 28 October 1940 --
1.4. Defiance of the Axis: a speech of General Ioannis Metaxas to Athenian newspaper owners and editors-in-chief, 30 October 1940 --
2. Communism and the Development of the Resistance --
2.1. The Communist Party history of Giannis Ioannidis --
2.2. Nikos Zakhariadis, Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Greece: First Open Letter to the People of Greece on the Greek-Italian War, 31 October 1940; Second Open Letter on the Greek-Italian War, 26 November 1940; Third Open Letter on the Greek-Italian War, 15 January 1941 --
2.3. The Communist Party of Greece and Hitler's invasion of the Soviet Union: the resolution of the 6th Plenum of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Greece, 1 July 1941 --
2.4. Dimitris Glinos, What is the National Liberation Front [EAM] and what does it want? --
3. Greece Under Occupation --
3.1. German reprisals: a decree of 25 October 1943 --
3.2. German decree ordering the registration of the Jews of Athens, 4 October 1943 --
3.3. Proclamation concerning the Jews of Corfu, 9 June 1944 --
3.4. Protest by professional and businessmen to Konstantinos Logothetopoulos, the collaborationist prime minister, over the deportation of the Jews of Thessaloniki, 23 March 1943 --
3.5. Proclamation by the Communist Organisation of Athens on behalf of the Jews, Autumn 1943 --
3.6. A collaborationist tract (end of 1942/beginning of 1943) --
3.7. Conditions in occupied Greece: a British intelligence report of 25 August 1943 --
4. The Foreign Factor --
4.1. British Policy and Resistance Movements in Greece. Report by Major D. J. Wallace on his visit to Greece, 14 July-9 August, 1943 --
4.2. One week in the life of a British Liaison Officer in Roumeli: the diary of Lt-Colonel Arthur Edmonds, Autumn 1943 --
4.3. An appreciation of the character of King George II of the Hellenes by Reginald (Rex) Leeper, British Ambassador to the Greek Government-in-Exile, 6 May 1943 --
4.4. Lord Selborne, Minister of Economic Warfare, in support of King George II of the Hellenes, 19 August 1943 --
4.5. An American view of the situation in Greece, December 1943: Charles Edson, Office of Strategic Services, Cairo --
5. Civil War --
5.1. The Plaka armistice between ELAS and EDES, 29 February 1944 --
5.2. The establishment of the Political Committee of National Liberation (PEEA), 10 March 1944 --
5.3. The Caserta Agreement, placing the resistance forces in Greece under British authority, 26 September 1944 --
5.4. American critiques of British policy, July and September 1944: R. L. Wolff and Moses Hadas --
5.5. Prime Minister Winston Churchill's order of 5 December 1944 to General Ronald Scobie, General Officer Commanding Forces in Greece, on the outbreak of fighting in Athens --
5.6. The Varkiza Agreement between the Greek Government and EAM, concluding the 'Second Round' of the Civil War, 12 February 1945 --
5.7. The British and the Greek Right in the aftermath of December 1944: an American view by Charles Edson --
5.8. Message of President Harry S. Truman to the United States Congress, 12 March 1947, enunciating the 'Truman Doctrine' --
5.9. Announcement of the establishment of the Provisional Democratic Government of Greece, 24 December 1947 --
5.10. 'On the opportunist platform of Markos Vafiadis': the anathematisation by the Communist Party of Greece of the commander of the Democratic Army of Greece, November 1948 --
5.11. The Communist Party of Greece and the Macedonian Question: a denial issued by the Central Committee of the KKE, March 1949 --
5.12. Right-wing conspiracies within the armed forces: Encyclical Order No. 8 of the Sacred Bond of Greek Officers and draft memorandum by the Director of the Office of Marshal Papagos on the aims and objectives of the Sacred Bond of Greek Officers.
Responsibility: edited and translated and with an introduction by Richard Clogg.

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