HISTORY

  • The Endgame

    The Endgame

    The New Files' Sofia Papaioannou attempts to answer the question of what the endgame would be for Greece's economic crisis. After months of research with the help of the most distinguished Greek historians the New Files present all of the historical episodes from ancient times to this day, when Greece was again faced with economic crises and attempt to document how the country managed to escape them and move towards rebuilding its economy. 

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  • The day of the coup

    The day of the coup

    Almost half a century after the coup of April 21, 1967, the New Files present rare accounts of the 24 hours leading up to the day that changed the course of the Greek history through the installment of a 7-year-long military junta. In a series of exclusive interviews Alexis Papahelas sits down with the masterminds of the military junta Stylianos Pattakos and Nikolaos Makarezos as well as deposed King of Greece, Constantine. In addition the New Files bring to light never-before published audio recordings of the Kathimerini newspaper's editorial board discussing the coup in the middle of the night and drafting the content of the last Greek newspaper edition to be published before all Greek press were banned.   ...

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  • Operation Golden Fleece

    Operation Golden Fleece
    The New Files revisit their exclusive investigation on the previously unknown operation "Golden Fleece," the biggest operation of the Greek special forces during a time of peace. In memoriam of the Greek Navy Commander Vassilis Dertilis, who lead the 1993 operation and recently passed away Tasos Telloglou revisits the classic New Files investigation into the humanitarian operation aimed at evacuating 1,015 Greeks that were desperate to escape a brutal civil war in Abkhazia.   
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  • Leonidas Kyrkos

    Leonidas Kyrkos

    The New Files present the last tell-all interview of prominent Greek left leader Leonidas Kyrkos before his recent passing. A unique look into the life and works of one of Greece's historic political leaders made possible after a series of sit-downs with the New Files and Alexis Papahelas that Kyrkos agreed to with the condition that they would be broadcasted after his passing. 

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  • April 21st

    April 21st

    Forty-five years after the dramatic night of April 21, 1967, when the Greek military junta took over the rule of the country for 7 years, Alexis Papahelas reveals never-before published recordings of the Kathimerini newspaper Editors meeting in the middle of the night, where they put together the very last edition of the newspaper before all Greek press were band. Combined with a series of historic interviews from the New Files archives with almost all protagonists of the military rule that would change Greece’s face forever, "April 21st" is a fascinating account providing new evidence of the cruelty that was to follow.

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