Reportage Without Frontiers' second documentary on the civil war sheds light through new historic documents and attestations on the events that led to the Greek civil war and the involvement of the British government.
Nikos Farmakis, who in 1944 was a member of the anti-communist organization "X", talks to Stelios Kouloglou about the events that took place in Syntagma Square and the killings of protesters, that led to the rising of the Greek Communist Party and the events of December 1944.
Sixty years after the attack at the Litohoron police station, two of ELAS’ s rebels who took part in the March 1946 attack, describe what happened that dramatic night, a precursor of the civil war that lay ahead. In an interview that is broadcasted for the first time, Marcos Vafeiadis, the chief-general of the Communist Party’s rebels during the civil war, reveals that an American journalist brought peace propositions from the Tsaldaris government to the "government of the mountain", which were turned down by the Communist Party’s leadership.
The investigation into the causes of the civil war, led our team to the discovery of the only existing copy of a banned documentary that examined the British involvement. According to revealing attestations by British agents and diplomats, Great Britain literally governed Greece in the years 1944-46, by removing and installing governments: "Greece was like a colony, the only difference being that the British ambassador wasn’t a colonial governor". One of the agents confesses that if the British embassy had interfered more decisively, the Greek civil war could have been prevented...