n Ekklesiastikos Pharos - Οι εαμικές οργανώσεις στις επαρχίες Καλαβρύτων και Αιγιαλείας κατά την περίοδο : research article




The Greek National Resistance started right after the capitulation between Greece and Germany on the 20th April 1941. Greeks responded immediately, especially in the big cities such as Athens, Thessaloniki and Patra. The aim of this article is to review the way National Resistance was organised in the areas of Kalavrita and Egialia and more specifically, to examine whether the local resistance groups were influenced by the Central Resistance and if the political parties took part in any of the local resistance groups.. Furthermore, the structure and the role of English missions in the area were studied. The written sources and interviews evoqued that the establishment of the 2 resistance groups in Kalavrita and Egialia were partially influenced by the National Resistance groups such as EAM, EDES, as well as by the political parties, especially the Communists. Finally, the English missions retained their policy to divide the areas they occupied in smaller sections. Their policy was sometimes helpful and sometimes preventive for the resistance groups.


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