Greek resistance

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The areas of Greece captured by the Axis powers

The Greek resistance (Greek: Εθνική Αντίσταση, romanizedEthnikí Antístasi, meaning "National Resistance"), was the fight of armed and unarmed groups of many political views, against the Axis powers that had captured Greece. It went from 1941 to 1944, during World War II. The largest group was the communist-influenced EAM-ELAS.[1]

The Greek Resistance is considered to have been one of the strongest resistance movements in Nazi-occupied Europe.[2] Its partisans, were men and women known as andartes and andartisses (Greek: αντάρτες, αντάρτισσες, romanizedantártes, antártises, meaning "male and female rebels").[3][4][5] They controlled much of the countryside before the Germans left Greece in the end of 1944.

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  1. Armour, Ian D. (2021-04-08). A History of Eastern Europe 1918 to the Present: Modernisation, Ideology and Nationality. Bloomsbury Publishing. p. 179. ISBN 978-1-4725-0865-2.
  2. La Lettre Sépharade. La Lettre Sépharade. 2005. p. 4.
  3. Shrader, Charles R. (1999-12-30). The Withered Vine: Logistics and the Communist Insurgency in Greece, 1945-1949. Bloomsbury Publishing USA. p. 110. ISBN 978-0-313-02856-4.
  4. Mazower, Mark M. (2016-09-29). After the War Was Over: Reconstructing the Family, Nation, and State in Greece, 1943-1960. Princeton University Press. pp. 112–113. ISBN 978-1-4008-8443-8.
  5. Mazower, Mark (2001). Inside Hitler's Greece: The Experience of Occupation, 1941–44. Yale University Press. p. 131. ISBN 978-0-300-08923-3.

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