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  • Ethnikos Dimokratikos Ellinikos Syndesmos, ΕΔΕΣ, Εθνικός Δημοκρατικός Ελληνικός Σύνδεσμος (the National Republican Greek League), one of the two major resistance groups in Greece during the Axis Occupation of Greece during World War II.


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  • The prime minister was committed to restoring exiled King George II to the Hellenic throne and his Special Operations Executive favored the more conservative National Republican Greek League EDES and its some 6,500 guerrillas.

    Wild Bill Donovan

  • For the ten years that followed, program improvements were made, guided by these themes, strengthening these aspects within established courses and developing three new courses, EDES 549 Leadership in

    February 2009

  • Already in the fall of 1941 the two main wings of the Greek resistance were forming: EAM (Ethniko Apeleutherotiko Metopo — the National Liberation Front) and EDES (Ethnikos Demokratikos Metopon — the National Republican Liberation Front).

    Greek Resistance During World War II.

  • Under the “Plaka” agreement, SO was able temporarily to halt the blood feud between the anticommunist EDES and the Communist and leftist EAM.

    Operatives, Spies, and Saboteurs

  • The uneasy alliance between the EDES and EAM was also crumbling.

    Operatives, Spies, and Saboteurs

  • Teams worked directly with the royalist, anticommunist EDES, as well as the Communist and Leftist EAM and its army, ELAS.3

    Operatives, Spies, and Saboteurs

  • ELAS destroyed EKKA, and drove EDES into a corner so far from the centres of power that Zervas, their leader, would feel betrayed by the British for the rest of his life.

    Captain Corelli's Mandolin

  • So stop moaning that we're not fighting the Germans enough, and stop moaning about having to fight EDES and EKKA.

    Captain Corelli's Mandolin

  • It had never occurred to Mandras to be anything other than a Royalist, but he nodded in agreement, and then asked, 'Was it a drop for EDES?'

    Captain Corelli's Mandolin

  • That man went and reported the drop to EDES, and after he did that, he opened one of the canisters and took a bottle of whisky.

    Captain Corelli's Mandolin


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