In another case the Occupation will address the second issue us. This is another war crime committed by the occupying German forces on April 25, 1944, to perform that 134 civilian men in retaliation for the ambush ELAS Karakolithos Boeotia. After recalling that retaliation by military forces against civilians was always a war crime, let us come to the facts:
Those who have traveled on the old road leading from Livadia to Delphi knows that position Karakolithos except very beautiful, and is extremely suitable for "setting up an ambush" and the narrow passage between two hillsides provide the necessary coverage while escape is easy to mount left as head of Livadia to Delphi. All they had not escaped the coils and on April 25, 1944 part of the German team beat officers who were traveling on the country road with two cars and several motorcyclists as accompaniment. The attack ELAS was swift and effective.
According to the History of Resistance 1940-1945, Publications Flute, 9 Germans were killed, including a colonel and other officers 3. For their part, the Germans officially talked for 2 German officers dead from stroke. Probably, the German view of the losses is true for two reasons: 1. The well-known for the thoroughness of German bureaucracy proved accurately recorded everything up to the last moment of the war and 2. Certainly the ELAS guerrillas after the attack did not stand to count the enemy losses to have a reliable witness on their part.
This however has little meaning. What is important and interesting is that the Germans immediately took reprisals on the same day 25 April 1944 executed 134 civilians men of whom 110 were detained in prisons Livadia. The order for retaliation Tribune posted on 2 May 1944.