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The Well at Meligalas

In the immediate aftermath of the Axis occupation of Greece, the quaint village of Meligalas in the southern region of Messinia became the site of one of the darkest pages in the countryÔÇÖs history.

In September, 1944, communist guerrilla forces of EAM-ELAS encircled the retreating forces of the collaborationist Security Battalions. After defeating them in pitched combat, the guerrillas executed the surrendered militiamen along with scores of civilians from surrounding villages who were suspected of sympathizing with them.

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