Grigoris Afxentiou: A True Greek-Cypriot Hero (video)

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It was March 3, 1957 when emblematic Cypriot hero Grigoris Afxentiou was burned by the ruling British troops during the four-year war for the liberation of Cyprus.

Afxentiou is a national hero for Cyprus as he was one of the prominent fighters in the 1955-1959 EOKA struggle to liberate the island from British colonial rule and unite Cyprus with Greece.

His death, after holding out against surrounding British soldiers for 10 hours all by himself, in the Battle of Machairas has become an illustrious page in Cypriot history.

Afxentiou was born in the village of Lysi,...


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Grigoris Afxentiou: A True Greek-Cypriot Hero (video)


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