GREECE: The Protector

The story came to light last week during a formal Greek army court-martial. It happened at Klidi, a mountain village on the strategic Kozane-Florina road. Klidi's 600 inhabitants are mostly illiterate and know little of democracy; as for the civil war, many of their kin fought with the government, many with the guerrillas. The only thing the people of Klidi knew for sure was that they wanted to hold on to their rich cornfields. For that reason, they had collaborated with the Nazis during the German occupation; for that reason, they obeyed the rule of their proedros (village president), Dimitrios...

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