Following the Second World War Greek politics were fragmented by the different organisations that had fought against the Germans. On one side were the armed forces of the Greek government, supported at first by Britain and later by the United States. On the other side were the forces of the wartime resistance against the German occupation, whose leadership was controlled by the Communist Party of Greece (KKE). There were a number of resistance groups including the National Liberation Front (Ethniko Apeleftherotiko Metopo
, or EAM
), Greek National Liberation Army (Ethnikos Laikos Apeleftherotikos Stratos
), Greek National Republican League (Ellinikos Dimokratikos Ethnikos Syndesmos
), and National and Social Liberation (Ethniki Kai Koinoniki Apeleftherosis
, or EKKA
- Spyros Meletzis photographed right the way through the Greek Civil War. His pictorialist photographs of the 'antartisses' (female guerilla fighters) are extraordinary. He also recorded key events such as the May 1944 meeting of the National Council at Koryschades. Following the war he photographed ancient sites and art. In 1994 his work was officially recognized and the Greek Ministry of Culture offered him an honorary pension.
- Dmitri Kessel photographed the war for Life Magazine.
- Kostas Balafas took to the mountains in 1942 and was enlisted in ELAS.
- Norman Gilbertson - covered the war in Northern Greece, Macedonia, and Thrace (stayed in Greece from 1946-1952) - (archives - Princeton University)
- Nancy Crawshaw (archives - Princeton University)