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National Liberation Front

The National Liberation Front (Ethniko Apeleftherotiko Metopo (ΕΑΜ) (Greek Εθνικό Απελευθερωτικό Μέτωπο (ΕΑΜ)) was the resistance movement founded on September 27, 1941, by the Communist Party of Greece (KKE), in cooperation with various other leftist groups, during World War II against the Nazi occupation. Its purely military wing was the Ethnikos Laikos Apeleftherotikos Stratos (ELAS); it also had a "navy" (ELAN) "National People's Liberational Navy" Ethniko Laiko Apeleftherotiko Naftiko but engaged primarily in land-based resistance to the German occupying forces.