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Sakkas, John
Britain and the Greek Civil War 1944-1949
series:
volume: 55
pages/dimensions: 150 p. 10 plates with photos
language: english
binding: Hardcover
publishing date: 1. edition 2013
prices: 30,00 Eur[D]
ISBN: 978-3-447-06718-8
30,00 Eur

This book is not about Greek politics, national or local, or about British policy in Greece. Rather, it deals with the profound impact the Greek question had upon the British public and the Labour movement, in particular, from Churchill’s military intervention in December 1944 to the end of the civil war in 1949. The chief aim of this study is to analyze the response of the British people to official policy in Greece, to relate it to contemporary attitudes and concerns, and to assess the various ways in which the coming of the cold war affected critics of British foreign policy both in the Labour Party and the trade union movement.

CONTENTS
GREECE AND THE BRITISH FACTOR
Greece in the interwar years
British policy towards occupied Greece
Greece in British imperial strategy
The Attlee-Bevin dispute over Greece and the Middle East
Britain and the Greek civil war

THE CRISIS IN BRITAIN OVER THE DEKEMVRIANA
The British press
The case of The Times
The Soviet and American press
The BBC
The Parliament
Labour’s crisis over Greece
Popular reaction
Conclusion

THE DECLINE OF OPPOSITION TO BRITISH INTERVENTION IN GREECE, JANUARY - FEBRUARY 1945
Churchill in Athens
A policy of disinformation: The White Paper and the TUC delegation report
The report of a liberal editor
Greece in the House of Commons
Popular reaction
British soldiers in Greece
Conclusion

THE GREEK QUESTION IN BRITAIN, 1945-47
Reports on the “white terror” after the Varkiza agreement
The first reactions to Bevin’s Greek policy
Greece at the UN Security Council
The Greek elections of March 1946
The British all-party parliamentary delegation to Greece
The plebiscite on the monarchy
Greece’s northern neighbours
The Truman Doctrine
Conclusion

GREECE AND THE LEFT IN THE PLP
The main issue of controversy: Great power relations
Greece and reaction to “Bevinism
The disintegration of the left in the PLP
An individual case: Lyall Wilkes
Conclusion

GREECE AND THE BRITISH LEFT IN THE TRADE UNIONS AND THE CONSTITUENCIES
Greece and the British left in the trade unions during 1945-46
Greece and the British left in the trade unions after the Truman Doctrine
Greece and the British left in the constituencies
Conclusion

THE LEAGUE FOR DEMOCRACY IN GREECE, 1945-49
The League delegation to Greece
George Thomas, the Labour MP, in Greece
The “Quit Greece” campaign
The May 1948 executions
The seamen’s trial
The Greek children
The island of Makronisos: The Greek Dachau
Efforts at reconciliation
The LDG and the coming of the Cold War
Conclusion

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