Greek communists unveil tourism guide to 1940s civil war

14th April 2009, Comments 0 comments

The party, still the third largest in the national parliament with 22 of the 300 seats, played a key role in the resistance to the German occupation of Greece between 1941 and 1944 and after the war opposed the country's integration into the western camp.

Athens -- The Greek communist party has published a tourist and historical guide to the sites and events of the 1946-1949 civil war, local media reported Sunday.

"In the steps of the Greek democratic army", the force raised by the party, has 400 pictures from party archives and 40 maps of the rugged Grammos mountains in northern Greece, where much of the fighting took place.

It suggests hikes "linked not only to the natural beauty of the region but above all to the route taken by this army" and to the main battlefields, the newspaper Eleftherotypia reported.

The party, still the third largest in the national parliament with 22 of the 300 seats, played a key role in the resistance to the German occupation of Greece between 1941 and 1944 and after the war opposed the country's integration into the western camp.

It continued its "armed resistance against the bourgeois class" and the rightwing parties in power until its army was defeated and dissolved in 1949.

The decision to prepare the guide was taken in 1996, the 50th anniversary of the creation of the army.

AFP/Expatica

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