Tuesday, 8 March 2016
Women Warriors - Communist fighters in the Greek Civil War
In Greece, fighting did not stop at the end of the Second World War. The country had three more years of fighting in a civil war between the Greek government army, backed by Britain and the United States, and the Democratic Army of Greece - the military wing of the Greek Communist Party, backed by Yugoslavia, Albania and Bulgaria. Many members of this army had been partisans during the War, fighting the Italians and Germans.
Government forces eventually won the civil war.
These women are part of the Communist army.