January 28, 2013. Nikolas Dertilis, the last colonel of the Junta (1967-1974) has died in Athens. Dertilis spent the past 38 years in prison.
November 18, 1973. Colonel Dertilis is in a military jeep, outside the destroyed gate of the Polytechnic. On the opposite side of the road, at the corner of Patision and Stournari street, police-men are beating up a young student. Momentarily, he escapes. Dertilis pulls a handgun and shoots. “The young man fell down like a chicken”, testifies Dertilis’ driver, then 21-year old Antonis Agritelis, one year later – and he continues: “after the member, Dertilis re-entered the jeep as if nothing had happened and, patting me on the back, he told me: “what do you say, eh? A 45-year old man, and I got him in the head, with one bullet!”… (Michail Mirogiannis, greek original)