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19th Congress of KKE

Historical walk concerning the heroic Battle of Athens

Many of the young delegates of the Communist Youth Organizations that attended the 12th Congress of KNE took part on February 17th in the historical walk-tour regarding the Battle of Athens in 1944, on the rock of Areopagus, presented by AnastasisGkikas, a member of the History Section of the Central Committee of the KKE.

Under the Parthenon, the delegates listened with great interest to the historical conditions that prevailed in December 1944 and the correlation of forces. A. Gkikas mentioned very succinctly the most important events that took place in the neighborhoods of Athens and lasted 33 days, after having talked about the liberation of Greece form the German occupation, about the huge sacrifice of the guerillas of ELAS (Greek People’s Liberation Army) and of the cadres and members of the KKE.


He then explained how the correlation of forces changed after the destructive bombards that the British waged and how until the beginning of January the tactical pullback of the guerillaforces was decided, with whatever consequence that caused.

KNE 2011