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The contribution of the inhabitants of Agios Ambrosios to the national struggles of the Greek history was of great importance.


Balkan wars

Amongst the Cypriot fighters that voluntarily took part in the Balkan wars,  were the following men from Agios Ambrosios:

  1. Georgiou Amvrosios
  2. Georgiou Lazaros
  3. Ignatiou Stylianos
  4. Michael Neoklis
  5. Onoufrios Christofis
  6. Pappous Demosthenis

October Revolution

The negation of England to satisfy the request for unification with Greece in combination with the bad financial state of the Cypriots during English domination, were the main reasons for the October Revolution in October 1931. During the rebellion, according to Demos Vyronos, “the inhabitants of Agios Ambrosios disarmed the policemen and blocked the road from Limassol to Platres”.

The revolution failed and the colonial government arrested, tortured and punished many people. Demos Vyronos mentions that: “after the rebellion of 1931 (some people from Agios Ambrosios) were arrested and transferred to Limassol, where English and Turkish troops tortured them”. The inhabitants of Agios Ambvrosios that took part in October Revolution are:

  1. Anastasi Gregoris
  2. Menelaou Kanakis
  3. Panayi Demosthenis

II World War

Our community participated in II World War. A list of the names of people that took part in II World War follows:

  1. Aristodemou Stylianos
  2. Georgiou Leonidas
  3. Zenonos Ephremis
  4. Kaskouris Michalakis
  5. Petrou-Koufopetris Yiannis
  6. Pavlou Michael
  7. Pavlou Omeros

Socratous Menelaos

  1. Christodoulou Genethlis
  2. Philippou Ermogenis

Philippou Panikos

It must be noted that Pavlou Michael lost one of his feet, whole Christodoulou Genethlis lost his life.

What is more, Limassol was bombed during II World War by German airplanes and the city was evacuated. Many families were transferred to Agios Ambrosios. Their arrival resulted to the increase of pupils in the village and the school had now two teachers instead of one. This fact, according to former Primary School principal Demos Vyronos “had a positive impact on the children of our village”.

 

EOKAStruggle (1955-1959)

Agios Ambrosios was present during the liberation struggle of EOKA. There was a hiding place in Agios Ambrosios for all fighters of EOKA and especially the “wanted” ones.

Christofis Onoufriou Neoklis Michael Lazaros Georgiou
     
Ambrosios Georgiou Stylianos Ignatiou Dimosthenis Pappous
     
Kanakis Menelaou Grigoris Anastasi Leonidas Georgiou
     
Michalakis Kaskouris Stylianos Aristodimou Gianni Petrou - Koufopetris
     
 
Efraimis Zinonos   Omiros Paylou

 

 

Sources:
Demos Vyronos, Returning to my Fatherland, Agios Ambrosios Limassol, p.118-123.