Portrait of Colonel Georgios Papadopoulos talking with handicapped people, 1973. - Vintage Photograph

SKU: SCAN-NOP-00538422

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Colonel Georgios Papadopoulos (Greek: Γεώργιος Παπαδόπουλος, [ʝeorˈʝos papaˈðopulos]) (5 May 1919 – 27 June 1999) was the head of the military coup d'état that took place in Greece on 21 April 1967 and leader of the junta that ruled the country from 1967 to 1974. Papadopoulos was a Colonel of Infantry. During World War II, he had initially fought against the Italian 1940 invasion and then he became a German collaborator,[1][2][3][4] in the Security Battalions which "hunted down" Greek resistance fighters.[5][6] It has been claimed that, in the postwar years, he received intelligence training in the United States and became a CIA agent, which would make him the first known CIA agent in history to govern a European country. Either way, he was known to have extensive connections with the CIA.[note 1] He held dictatorial power in Greece from 1967–1973, until he was himself overthrown by his co-conspirator Dimitrios Ioannidis. Colonel Georgios Papadopoulos (Greek: Γεώργιος Παπαδόπουλος, [ʝeorˈʝos papaˈðopulos]) (5 May 1919 – 27 June 1999) was the head of the military coup d'état that took place in Greece on 21 April 1967 and leader of the junta that ruled the country from 1967 to 1974. Papadopoulos was a Colonel of Infantry. During World War II, he had initially fought against the Italian 1940 invasion and then he became a German collaborator,[1][2][3][4] in the Security Battalions which "hunted down" Greek resistance fighters.[5][6] It has been claimed that, in the postwar years, he received intelligence training in the United States and became a CIA agent, which would make him the first known CIA agent in history to govern a European country. Either way, he was known to have extensive connections with the CIA.[note 1] He held dictatorial power in Greece from 1967–1973, until he was himself overthrown by his co-conspirator Dimitrios Ioannidis.

Dimensions: 18.2 x 24.1 cm

IMS SKU: SCAN-NOP-00538422

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