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Greek Democratic Army (1945-1949)

Dimokratikos Stratos Elladas

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[Flag of Greek Democratic Army]by Ivan Sache


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History of the Greek Democratic Army

The Greek Democratic Army was formed from the reorganization of the irregular forces of the Greek Communist Party (KKE) in 1947, at the height of the Greek Civil War, and (unfortunately) they fought against Greeks.
This "Army" lasted until the final campaigns of the Government troops in 1949.

The ELAS (Ellinikos Laikos Apeleyterotikos Stratos, Greek People's Liberation Army) was a broad left partizan group, the largest in Greece during the Second World War, but it was disbanded after the bloody events of December 1944 and the Varkiza agreement. The later irregular forces of the KKE when the Civil War started in 1946 were to a great extent drawn from ELAS, but the two groups should not be confused.

Constantine Plakidas, 18 April 2003


Description of the flag

The flag of the Greek Democratic Army was white with a white triangle with a red border, inscribed in a blue ring, itself inscribed in a white triangle with a red border.

Alexander Fragkos, 1 March 2001

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