the faithful voice of the Greek establishment, was not overly concerned about the possibility of a dictatorship, for the simple reason that it stood to lose nothing, and probably gain something. It already knew it would lose the elections, and in the final analysis considered that a military takeover would at least represent its own interests, for it would surely be Royalist—inspired.

With such a backdron in mind, we should now be able to understand why the Greek people were so caught by "surprise" when the colonels seized power. In brief, the growth of ponular resistance went through the following phases:

(1) Astonishment, then passivity on the part of the majority during

the first months of the dictatorship;

(2)“ The formation of various resistance organizations, some named, some not, and the development of very considerable anti—junta activity.

(3) The appearance of the first pOpular demonstrations whenever a con— crete political opportunity afforded itself, for instance, the funerals of George Papandreou and George Seferis;

(4) The organization of public rallies, chiefly under the impetus of the students. I'm referring, for example, to the protest organized by six hundred students in April of 1972 in front of the University of Athens, or the assembly of two hundred students in front of the City Hall on May the first of the same year. i

(5) Isolated acts of destruction or vandalism (involving, for instance, fire—setting or homemade bombs), directed against American influence in


Greece, and aimed at symbolic objects such as cars or statues. \

(6) The abortive attempt of Alexander Panagoulis to assassinate the dicta- tor, Pafiadopoulos.

(7) The co—ordination of resistance efforts between the students and the

populace at large, such as the remarkable turnout the people of Athens

gave the3students' sit—in at the Law School of the University of Athens