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  George Grivas
George Grivas (Γεώργιος Γρίβας in Greek), also known as Digenis by Greeks, which he adopted while in EOKA, (1898 - 1974) was a Cyprus born Colonel in the Greek army.
Grivas used the popularity he gained in the EOKA era to coerce Cyprus president Archbishop Makarios III and the Greek government into allowing him to return to Cyprus, and eventually into allowing him to become Supreme Military Commander of Cyprus.
Grivas left Cyprus in 1967 after a crisis which was seriously escalated when the Cypriot National Guard under Grivas attacked TMT forces in the Turkish Cypriot village of Kofinou.
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  The Grivas legacy in Cyprus. (George Grivas) - Encyclopedia.com
Grivas urged them to endorse his proposal for a two-pronged attack to be carried out by guerrillas in the mountains and saboteurs in the towns, which were full of military targets.
Grivas knew how important it was to exploit the youth -- he had witnessed the tactics used by the communist-controlled ELAS fighters during the fiercely contested Greek civil war that followed the German withdrawal -- and he wasted no time in emulating them.
Grivas stated, on several occasions, that he had no intention of causing a rift between the two communities living on the island, but this was the inevitable consequence of his obsession with the union of Cyprus and Greece.
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  George Grivas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
George Grivas (Γεώργιος Γρίβας in Greek), also known as Digenis by Greeks, which he adopted while in EOKA, (1898 - 1974) was a Cyprus born Colonel in the Greek army.
Grivas used the popularity he gained in the EOKA era to coerce Cyprus president Archbishop Makarios III and the Greek government into allowing him to return to Cyprus, and eventually into allowing him to become Supreme Military Commander of Cyprus.
Grivas left Cyprus in 1967 after a crisis which was seriously escalated when the Cypriot National Guard under Grivas attacked TMT forces in the Turkish Cypriot village of Kofinou.
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 EOKA - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
EOKA (Ethniki Organosis Kyprion Agoniston, in English National Organisation of Cypriot Fighters) was a Greek Cypriot nationalist organisation that fought for the expulsion of United Kingdom troops from the island, for self-determination and for union with Greece in the mid to late 1950s.
The organisation was headed by George Grivas, a Cyprus born Colonel in the Greek army who distinguished himself during World War II and the subsequent Hellenic Civil War.
Grivas covertly disembarked on the island on 9 November 1954.
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Georgios Grivas Digenis (1897 - 1974) was born on 5 July 1897 in Chrysaliniotissa, Nicosia, the fourth child of Theodoros Grivas and Kalomira Hadjimichael.
Grivas served in the 10th Division of the Greek Army and participated in its advance from Smyrna to Panormos and Eski Sehir, passed Prussa and the Sagarios river.
Grivas' funeral and burial was held on January 29, 1974, in the garden of the house that had been Grivas' last hideout during the EOKA strugle (1955-1959) and attended by tens of thousands of Greek Cypriots.
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 EOKA
The organisation was headed by George Grivas, a Cypriot-born Colonel in the Greek army.
Grivas assumed the nom de guerre Digenis ("two-peoples") in honour of the legendary hero Digenis Acritas, who repelled invaders from the Byzantine Empire during the Middle Ages.
When Grivas died from heart failure in January 1974, the new leadership of EOKA-B increasingly came under the direct control and influence of the military junta in Athens.
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 George Grivas Information
George Grivas (Γεώργιος Γρίβας in Greek), also known as Digenis by Greeks, which he adopted while in EOKA, (1898 - 1974) was a Cyprus born Colonel in the Greek Army.
Grivas used the popularity he gained in the EOKA era to coerce Cyprus president Archbishop Makarios III and the Greek government into allowing him to return to Cyprus, and eventually into allowing him to become Supreme Military Commander of Cyprus.
Grivas left Cyprus in 1967 after a crisis which was seriously escalated when the Cypriot National Guard under Grivas attacked TMT forces in the Turkish Cypriot village of Kofinou.
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 Hellenic Cyprus
With the beginning of WWII Grivas was transferred to the operations department of the central headquarters of the Greek army, working on the northern Greece’s strategic defense plans.
Following the German attack and Greece’s occupation Grivas returned to Athens where in 1943 he founded the secret organization "X" from officers of the 2nd Division, with the aim of striking the German army if such operation was combined with an Allied invasion or attack.
Thereafter Grivas focused on the idea of liberating Cyprus from the British colonial rule and its Union with mainland Greece (ENOSIS), an ideal nourished by generations of Greek Cypriots.
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 Greece
George I was assassinated in 1913 and was succeeded by Constantine I.
George II succeeded Alexander, but was soon also deposed (1923), and in 1924 a republic was proclaimed and then confirmed by a plebiscite.
In mid-1965, Gen. George Grivas accused Papandreou's son Andreas (an economist who had taught in the United States) of helping to organize a secret leftist group among army officers; similar accusations against both Papandreous were made by the defense minister.
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The organisation was headed by George Grivas, a Cyprus born Colonel in the Greek army, who distinguished himself during World War II and the subsequent Hellenic Civil War.
Grivas assumed the nom de guerre Digenis in honour of the Byzantine legend Digenis Akritas, who repelled invaders from the Byzantine Empire during the Middle Ages.
Whereas EOKA (1955-59) were seen by the majority of the Greek Cypriots as anti-colonialist freedom fighters, the EOKA-B did not have the overwhelming support of the Greek Cypriot population, who where skeptical over the organisation's involvement with the unpopular Greek dictatorship.
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 George Grivas: biography and encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
George Grivas (greek: Γεώργιος Γρίβας, also referred to as Digenis greek: Διγενής which the name he adopted while in EOKA) was a Cyprus (Cyprus: An island in the eastern Mediterranean) born Colonel in the Greek army.
In Greece Grivas was greeted like a hero and attempted to get involved in politics but failed to be elected.
Grivas came back to Cyprus in 1964 to become head of all armed forces loyal to the greek cypriot leadership: the Greek contingent (ELDYK), the greek army division and the Greek Cypriot National Guard.
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 Cyprus. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Turkish Cypriots demanded official recognition of their organization (which exercised de facto political control in the 30 Turkish enclaves) and the stationing of Turkish troops on the island to offset the influence of the Cypriot national guard, which was dominated by officers from Greece.
Grivas died in Jan., 1974, and although EOKA was split between hard-liners and moderates, it continued to be dominated by Greek officers.
George Vassiliou, a leftist, defeated Clerides in the presidential elections of 1988, but Clerides was elected president in 1993 and again in 1998.
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 ipedia.com: EOKA Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
EOKA (Ethniki Organosis Kyprion Agoniston, in English National Organisation of Cypriot Fighters) was a Greek Cypriot nationalist organisation that fought for the expulsion of United Kingdom troops from the island, for self-determination and for union with Greece in the mid to late 1950s.
The organisation was headed by George Grivas, a Cyprus born Colonel in the Greek army who distinguished himself during World War II and the subsequent Greek civil war.
Whereas EOKA (1955-59) was seen by the majority of the Greek Cypriots as anti-colonialist freedom fighters, EOKA-B did not have the overwhelming support of the Greek Cypriot population who where sceptical over the organisations involvement with the unpopular Greek dictatorship and did not want to swap their newly found independence with direct rule from Athens.
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 EOKA - Enpsychlopedia
The organisation was headed by George Grivas, a Cypriot-born Colonel in the Greek army.
Grivas assumed the nom de guerre Digenis ("two-peoples") in honour of the legendary hero Digenis Acritas, who repelled invaders from the Byzantine Empire during the Middle Ages.
When George Grivas returned to Cyprus in 1971 he created EOKA-B in response to President Makarios's apparent failure to deliver on the policy of enosis.
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 Hellenic Cyprus
Born Michael Mouskos, Makarios was elected bishop of Kition in 1948 and in 1950 Makarios became the Archbishop of Cyprus whereupon he took an oath in church that he would achieve ENOSIS before his death.
General George Grivas took to the hills to engage in pro-enosis guerrilla warfare.
George Grivas, leader of the ENOSIS movement, launched a campaign aimed at overthrowing Makarios, this time it was called EOKA B. This effort finally succeeded (July, 1974), when a Greek-sponsored coup deposed Makarios.
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 EOKA B' - Phantis
When George Grivas returned to Cyprus in 1971 he created EOKA B' in response to President Makarios's apparent failure to deliver on the policy of enosis.
Grivas then took the reins of EOKA B', planning to overthrow Makarios and achieve enosis through violent means.
When Grivas died from heart failure on January 27, 1974, the new leadership of EOKA-B increasingly came under the direct control and influence of the military junta in Athens.
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 EOKA: Encyclopedia topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The organisation was headed by George Grivas (George Grivas: george grivas (greek:,...
EOKA was clandestinely supported by the Greek Government in the form of arms, money and propaganda on radio stations aired from Athens (Athens: The capital and largest city of Greece; named after Athena (its patron goddess)).
The organisations unpopularity increased after attacks on Greek Cypriot Socialists and supporters of independence, while public outrage followed the murder of government minister Polycarpos Georgadjis (Polycarpos Georgadjis: polycarpos georgadjis was a member of eoka, and became minister of interior affairs of...
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 George Grivas - Encyclopedia Glossary Meaning Explanation George Grivas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
George Grivas - Encyclopedia Glossary Meaning Explanation George Grivas.
George Grivas (greek: Γεώργιος Γρίβας, known in Cyprus as Digenis greek: Διγενής) was a Cyprus born Colonel in the Greek army.
Grivas came back to Cyprus in 1964 to become head of the greek contingent and greek cypriot armed forces.
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Turkish Cypriots demanded official recognition of their organization (which exercised de facto political control in the 30 Turkish enclaves) and the stationing of Turkish troops on the island to offset the influence of the Cypriot national guard, which was dominated by officers from Greece.
Grivas died in Jan., 1974, and although EOKA was split between hard-liners and moderates, it continued to be dominated by Greek officers.
George Vassiliou, a leftist, defeated Clerides in the presidential elections of 1988, but Clerides was elected president in 1993 and again in 1998.
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 George Grivas
Grivas was the Cyprus-born military hero of the 1950s, a hero to Greek Cypriots, because he led the campaign of terror and obstruction against the British.
Grivas (below, right, with Makarios) was a Greek colonel who earned fame during the Greek civil war following World War II.
Fiercely anticommunist, he was also fiercely nationalistic, believing that Cyprus should be a part of Greece.
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 Cyprus :: Cyprus is the only country where such absurdities and contra
Grivas was the leader of EOKA and during the struggle he became something of a legend.
The Grivas of 1955-1971 was a hero but the Grivas of 1971 to his death was the traitor who brought Turkey to Cyprus.
When we judge Grivas according to democrasy, human rights and laws he is an unquestionable criminal but in respect to GC right wing and their backers from Greece he is an unquestionable hero.
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 Cyprus, 1955-1973
In 1951 he contacted a known right-wing extremist, George Grivas, a Cypriot-born colonel in the Greek Army (and a former leader of a successful but banned resistance group during WWII), to organise the military wing of the movement.
Grivas was forced into hiding and, in January 1957, two EOKA leaders, Drakos and Afxentiou, were killed in clashes with British forces.
Grivas attempted to enforce an island-wide boycott of British goods and increased the level of sabotage attacks.
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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/George Grivas
George Grivas (greek: Γεώργιος Γρίβας, also referred to as Digenis greek: Διγενής which the name he adopted while in EOKA) was a Cyprus born Colonel in the Greek army.
He was born in Trikomo that is now occupied by Turkish Troops.
He came back to Cyprus in the 1950s as the leader of EOKA aiming to force Britain to give Cyprus to Greece.
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 ENGLISH ENCYCLOPAEDIA - EOKA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The organisation was headed by George Grivas, a Cyprus born Colonel in the Greek army who distinguished himself during World War II and the subsequent Greek civil war.
Grivas assumed the nome de guer Digenis in honour of the Byzantine legend Digenis Akritas who repelled invaders from Cyprus during the middle ages.
On July 15 1974, EOKA-B with approval of the Greek Dictator Ioannides and the help of the National Guard, launched a military coup overthrowing Makarios and installing Nikos Samson as President of Cyprus.
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 The Tragedy of Lucky Alphonse
Grivas himself barely escaped capture and was forced to hide in a small house in Limassol for almost the whole of the remainder of the 'war'.
Grivas arrived in the small hours of the morning and was met by Dafnis Panayides, who had arranged a 'safe house'.
Grivas, too, went to his death insisting, "When a British officer in tears begged the (Greek) Cypriot fire fighters to help, they choked down their hatred of the tyrant and, heedless of the danger, ran into the flames to carry out the dead and the dying."
www.britains-smallwars.com /cyprus/fire/PaphosFire.html   (6615 words)

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