Greece: Getting Acquainted with the Coup

The coup that seized Greece was so swift and efficient that most Greeks hardly knew what had happened. Last week, as the initial shock of the military take-over wore off, Greeks started to learn something about their new rulers and to adjust to life under a rigid regime.

The coup was carefully planned and carried out by a number of relatively junior officers who were almost unknown outside the barracks of Greece.

They were led by Artillery Colonel George Papadopoulos, 48, who took over the most important Cabinet post, Minister to the Premier....

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