In his memorial speech about George Grivas
two years ago, this headmaster said that Grivas "constitutes one of the leading personalities produced by Cyprus, but also wider Hellenism during the 20th century".
He thanked EOKA leader George Grivas
for his help and sent him back to Greece, infuriating Right-wing nationalists.
Genikos, Gen or G Archbishop Makarios Dighenis, the Leader or Uncle George Grivas
Cicero Polykarpos Georghiades Lykourgos Markos Drakos Romanos Renos Kyriakides Botsaris Poliviou Tselingas Constantinos Lefkosiotis Zidros Gregorios Afxentiou X (Diagonal cross and bishop's crook) Papastavros Averof Yannakis Drousiotis
When in 1954 the Greek Colonel, George Grivas
, initiated the Enosis Campaign (Union with Greece) the response from the British was immediate and in many cases severe.
The Pentadactilos range -- Besparmak in Turkish -- derives its name from the myth of Digenis Akritas who according to legend left marks from the knuckles of his five fingers on the mountain as he leapt into Asia Minor, which is obviously apocryphal but which explains its appeal to nationalists like George Grivas
who used Digenis as his nom de guerre and Tasos Papadopoulos whose nefarious plan against the Turkish Cypriots was called Akritas.
Body of Grivas lies in state: General George Grivas
dies of a heart attack in the Limassol house where he had his EOKA hideout from 1955-59.
According to later writings by Sampson, the three Britons had been in a camera shop boasting about how they had come to crush EOKA leader George Grivas
Bell says that when final negotiations for a Cyprus settlement were underway, the British believed they knew where EOKA leader George Grivas
And who do we have to thank for this present state of affairs, Theodoros Kolokotroni (Greek general and pre-eminent leader of the Greek War of Independence against the Ottoman Empire) or George Grivas
and Archbishop Makarios, DrFazyl KE-cE-k and Rauf Denktash?
Seeing this incursion of foreign weapons and troops as a major threat, the Cypriot government called on EOKA leader George Grivas
to return from Greece and launch an attack on the bridgehead.
X' or Chi, a proto-fascist military style organisation, was headed by the monarchist, George Grivas
, who first sided with the Nazis, then fought against them as the war was drawing to a close.
Seeing this incursion of foreign weapons and troops as a major threat, the Cypriot government invited EOKA leader George Grivas
to return from Greece as commander of the Greek troops on the island and launch an attack on the bridgehead.