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Oct 26, 2019

The Communist Democratic army of Greece launches a conversational war offensives against several Greek towns, however they are badly beaten at the Battle for the town of Florina in Northern Greece.  Field Marshall Papagos becomes the commander of the Greek Government's National Army, he introduces reforms to make the military high command more effective, his biography is given.  The Greek National Army forms elite Mountain Raider companies to fight the Communist guerrillas in the mountains.

Oct 19, 2019

The Communist Democratic Army of Greece is reorganised to take part in conversational warfare.  The Greek Government's National Army receives weapons and equipment from the American Government.  The murder of American journalist George Polk, his biography is given.  The Greek National Army wins an important victory in Peloponnese defeating the Communist guerrilla forces there. 

Oct 12, 2019

In 1947 the Greek Civil War becomes much more intense and wider in scale than in 1946.  American military advisors find the Greek National Army in a poor state to fight a guerrilla war against the Communists.  A major Greek National Army offensive in Central and Northern Greece fails to dislodge the Communists.  Greek King George II dies in April 1947 and is succeeded by his brother King Paul, a biography of the new king.  The Greek Communist Party decides to full back the war but the leadership of the Communists disagree as to strategy as to fight a guerrilla war or a conversational war.   

Oct 5, 2019

The United States Government replaces the British Government has the main backer of the Greek Government.  In March 1947 President Harry S Truman addresses congress to announce large scale help in terms of money and weapons for both Greece and Turkey.  Part of that speech that deals with Greece is used.  American military advisors arrive in Greece, they find that Greek National in poor shape to face the Communist menace.  In 1948 the United States government will offer further aid to Greece and other Western European countries as part of the Marshall Plan. 

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