Greek Junta, the events during the dictatorship

The following slideshow presents a brief history of the events that happened during the 7-years dictatorship in Greece (Greek junta).

The video begins with a logo of the KKE Communist Party of Greece. It is an effort of the slideshow creator to relae the uprising of November 17, 1973 with this particular party.

The historical truth is that there was no political party dictating the actions of those who participated in the Athens Polytechnic uprising in 1973.

This is a different slideshow with more photos from the November uprising against the Greek Junta, and the voice of Grigoris Bithikotsis singing “When they tighten their hand” (Οταν σφίγγουν το χέρι).

The lyrics come from the poem “Romiosini” by Yannis Ritsos and the music is by Mikis Theodorakis.

When they tighten their hand
it is for all humanity
that the sun shines

When they smile
a small swallow
emerges from their thick beards

When they die
life climbs uphill
with flags and drums.

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