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The Rape of Greece [Hardcover]

Peter Murtagh


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4 July 1994
Tells the story of the seven-year reign of terror by the military junta that took over Greece in 1967 and of the brave resistance groups that fought it. Reveals how the CIA infiltrated and manipulated Greek politics for its own ends, and how America and England betrayed the Greek nation. The exciting story of the resistance fighters who risked imprisonment, torture and death reads like a novel but is all true. Peter Murtagh, British Reporter of the Year in 1986, is an award-winning journalist and writer and Home Editor of "The Guardian".

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5.0 out of 5 stars Honest and Directly at the Heart of the Matter 7 Aug 2012
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I have only just read this book and I can honestly say this is a definite recommended read.

This book, The Rape of Greece by Peter Murtagh, is one of the best written and well researched books on the subject of Modern Greece from World War 2 onwards. Murtagh begins with the atrocities perpetuated by the Junta of the late 60's, early 70's. He begins a winding, tangled web regarding the background to a nation, who is the birth place of democracy, as to how and why such a nation would,could and did turn to a Dictatorship. His research has uncovered what most Greeks know to be true of the political biases before, during and after WW2. That being of an unstable government in a tiny nation that was used as a pawn by the British and then the USA. That the hardship, loss of life and general denigration of that nation was mainly due to the political policies of the British and US governments.

He goes on to elaborate on the Junta uprising in '67 and then onto the murder of hundreds of students at the Polytechnic University, to the eventual collapse of the Junta.

Peter Murtagh's style is Journalistic, which should be no surprise as he is a Journalist. It is an easy read but this does not diminish the depth and substance of his research and findings.

In brief I would recommend this book to any and all who want to learn more about (the truth) of post war Greece and the defining factors that brought Greece to a state of Dictatorship.
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