Greece: A Sort of Celebration

This year, the day of the Lord's Resurrection coincides with the anniversary of our people's crucifixion.

—Former Premier George Papandreou

As the Greeks observed their Orthodox Easter, which the Julian calendar places a week later than in the West this year, they also marked the end of their first year under military rule. To celebrate the occasion, the junta planned military parades, ordered flags flown from every building and issued new gold and silver coins bearing its symbol: the shadow of a soldier against the background of a phoenix rising from the...

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