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Aris, a legend of WWII

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Aris was born in 1905 and early enough he displayed an inclination for adventure and a sincere interest in the poor of the Country.

He became a member of the Communist Party of Greece, but despite the success of his missions, he was struck off for serious Party misconduct.

With the start of World War II, Aris was fighting the Germans in Macedonia. Immediately afterwards he organized an armed struggle on the mountains against the occupiers. In October 1942, Aris with 150 volunteers of ELAS, Zervas with 50 soldiers and nine British saboteurs blew up the Gorgopotamos Bridge. They succeeded to cut off the supply to Rommel in the Middle East. It was the famous Operation Harling.

From the start, Aris envisioned a free and independent Greece, without an attachment to Britain or the Soviet Union. So, after the Country was liberated, in December 1944, he and his army were accused of thousands of crimes they did not commit. Aris committed suicide in 1945.

Now he is thought to be the greatest Greek hero of the 20th century.

Charitopoulos wrote Aris’ biography as a novel and the success of it can be counted by number of copies sold in Greece: 250.000 !

The book is translated into English  

Topos, 2009, 780 p.

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