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Broadcasting date: 10-4-2006
Title : THE SECRET WAR: BRITAIN–RESISTANCE–CIVIL WAR - First Part: THE OCCUPATION
Subject : GREEK HISTORY

In March 1946, an armed group of the Greek Communist Party attacked the Litohoron police station. This was the first armed conflict that led to the breakout of the violent civil war. Sixty years after the attack, the program examines in depth the events of the civil war, through the attestations of protagonists of that era, documents from the soviet archives, as well as through fragments of the Hidden War, a infamous documentary that was broadcasted 20 years ago in the UK.

 

This documentary, which featured interviews with British agents who had taken on action in Greece during the German occupation, was banned from ever being broadcasted again or being sold abroad - although ERT had requested buying it - and was eventually destroyed. Reportage Without Frontiers found the only remaining copy.

 

Amongst the revelations of British agents - some of them admit that the civil war could have been prevented - was the testimony of the infamous Chris Woodhouse, who said that "the British Ministry of Foreign Affairs would have preferred no resistance at all or even sabotage against the Germans!!".

 

The documentary features interviews with the protagonists of the resistance and the civil war (it also features a previously unreleased interview of Marcos Vafeiadis, the leader of the democratic army), with two rebels who took part in the Litohoron police station attack, and Sir Geoffrey Chandler, the only living Briton of the members of the British delegation who were in Greece at that time, as well as interviews with the creators of the British documentary. Amongst them is Jeremy Isaacs, the founding chief executive of Channel 4, the British TV channel that had broadcasted the program: later on, while being a candidate for the position of general director of the BBC, Isaacs lost the job because he had allowed the airing of the forbidden documentary...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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