The Struggle for Greece, 1941-1949

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The Struggle for Greece, 1941-1949

By C. M. Woodhouse
Beekman, 1979
324 pp. $29.95
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A British classicist turned soldier and flown into Greece in 1943 provides an authoritative account of the many struggles within the struggle, of the many factions, for example, within the Greek Resistance and the communist movement. An important contribution not only to Greek history but to that of the postwar era generally. The author, a former M.P., is not unsympathetic to the radical hopes of social reformers but is scathing about the Stalinist brutalities that were committed in Greece, including, of course, within the communist ranks.