<p><span style="font-size: 14px;">Flew in from Santorini Sunday 29th July. Stayed at the Grande Bretagne Hotel in Syntagma Square. </span></p> <p>Winston Churchill came here with Anthony Eden on 28th December 1944.
He stayed at the Grande Bretagne ; British military HQ since the recent departure of the Germans. Churchill and Eden came to broker a peace between the Georgees Papandreau Roylist Government and the Communigfst ELAS forces, However, talks broke down and most.
of the city fell iinto ELAS hands, As ELAS forces converged on the city, Churchill took the decision to commit the British Army to fight on the Government side. Under the command of General Scobie, British and loyal troops inflicted a decisiv
defeat on ELAS forces.</p>