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The bridge at Gorgopotamos
« on: Monday, 25 November, 2019 @ 08:28:33 »
Gorgopotamos: The Greatest Moment of Greek Resistance to the Nazis

The blowing of the Gorgopotamos bridge was one of the greatest acts of sabotage during World War II. It won the admiration of all occupied Europe at the time and gave courage to the Greek people during the harsh years of occupation.

The act was understandably a huge morale boost inside the Greek resistance. But there was another major symbolic significance behind Gorgopotamos operation. It was probably the only moment in modern Greek history where leftists (ELAS) and rightists (EDES) worked together for the good of the country.