Saturday, October 10, 2015

ELAS Women.

This is coolbert:

The women of ELAS. A photo essay?

Without comment some images of ELAS female combatants from the period of the Greek Civil War in the immediate aftermath of the Second World War. ELAS that fighting component of the Greek Communist Party. It does appear that women were incorporated into mixed gender fighting units of ELAS in rather large numbers . To what extent these are posed photographs for propaganda purposes I cannot say.

Before the Kurdish PKK or the Colombian FARC there were the women of ELAS? Appears to be so!

Regardless of politics I admit to having an admiration for these women and their resolve.


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