Abstract detail

Title Did the Groundswell Matter? - New Zealand Popular Protest against British actions in Athens during December 1944.

In late 1944 armed conflict broke out in Athens between Britain, her Greek allies, and the left wing partisans of ELAS (National Popular Liberation Army). There was uproar in many countries over what was considered to be blatant British intervention. In New Zealand, the Labour government of Peter Fraser was faced with protests from its own constituency and members of the country’s armed forces against British actions. This paper examines the nature of that protest and the effect it had on the New Zealand and British governments.

Primary author
Martyn Brown