Volume I of the Biography (in Greek) of General George Grivas covers the first 50 years of his life. It gives detail on his origins and early life. It follows his military career as an army officer in Greece, describing his participation in the Asia Minor campaign (1919-1922) and his subsequent military placements. It gives an account of his contribution to Italian/ German attacks on Greece in 1940/ 1941. During the years of occupation of Greece (1941-1944) Grivas formed a secret organisation under the name of "X", which later on faught on the side of the British army against the communists in Greece in December 1944.