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The Struggle for Greece, 1941-1949by C. M. Woodhouse
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Woodhouse's prime position as commander of the Allied Military Mission to the Greek guerillas in German-occupied Greece enabled him to write the definitive history of the Greek civil war--an account of the turning point in Communist fortunes in Europe that has achieved the status of a classic. He analyzes the characters, ideologies, and events behind one of the longest and most bitter civil wars of modern times. With an Introduction by Richard Clogg.
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Written by the commander of the Allied Military Mission to the Greek Resistance fighting the Germans, this 1976 work analyzes the politics of the Greek resistance movement during World War II from a conservative vantage. Woodhouse portrays the Greek peasants that supported the communist guerillas as uneducated, superstitious, and deluded by unscrupulous leaders. He discusses the political rifts that resulted in the Greek Civil War and the military dictatorship that was to rule Greece until 1974. In addition, significant attention is paid to the military history of the conflict.
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As commander of the Allied Military Mission to the Greek guerrillas in German-occupied Greece, Colonel Woodhouse held an uneasy balance between the Communists and the goverment.
As commander of the Allied Military Mission to the Greek guerrillas in German-occupied Greece, Colonel Woodhouse held an uneasy balance between the Communists and the government. He was in a prime position to write the history of the Greek civil war, and his account of this turning point in Communist fortunes in Europe has achieved the status of a classic.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -316) and index.
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