"The barbarity of the civil war"
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The Greek civil war lasted from 1944 to 1949.   When Britain restored the Greek government after the retreat of the German occupying forces, it was opposed by the Communist EAM and its military arm, ELAS.   The government was backed by Britain and America, while ELAS received support from Tito in Yugoslavia.   Following a split with the Soviet Union, Tito ceased his support for ELAS in July 1948, leading to the collapse of the Greek communist effort.