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Crete 1941 Eyewitnessed

By Hadjipateras, Costas N & Fafalios,Maria S.

Athens: Efstathiadis, 1989 This is not a book of military history. It is a human document. It is the story of all those Greeks, Allies and Germans who lived and witnessed every moment of the eleven-day battle of Crete, the one and only airbourne invasion in history. Combined with the six-month Greek epic on mainland Greece this epoch-making campaign greatly contributed in turning the tide of World War II in favour of the Allies. This book is an anthology of authentic testimonies. Supported by letters, diaries, poems, photographs, sketches, it recaptures in a uniquely vivid way the 'feel' of this fateful battle. But, above all, it reflects the futility of war, the heavy penalty paid by losers and victors alike. - accounts from Greek, Allied and German participants.238p. illus.Bibliography.index.. First Edition. Soft Cover. As New.

$20.00

The Fall of Crete

By Clark,Allan

Athens: Efstathiadis., 1993 It was one of the most dramatic battles of the Second World War--a truly epic story. For both Allies and Axis powers, Crete offered immense strategic importance for controlling the Mediterranean, with great naval harbors, level areas for airfields, and mountain anti-aircraft positions. How did it happen, then, that in 1941, German paratroopers--outnumbered 5 to 1 and with only a single airstrip for supply and reinforcement--spectacularly overcame thousands of British troops and an even larger contingent from Greece, to hold Crete till war's end? Even more shocking, all the action took place in a mere five days. An expert historian vividly explains British strategic blunders and tactical failures, along with the brazen efforts of the Germans. 192p. illus. bibliography. Re-issue.. Soft Cover. Fine.

$12.50

Greece and Crete 1941
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Greece and Crete 1941

By Buckley, Christopher

Athens: Efstathiadis., 2002 After the Second World War the British HMSO issued a series of short military histories based on official documents and written for the general reader . This volume recounts the campaigns in Greece and Crete in 1941 that were overwhelmed by the Nazi invasion of Greece "In the campaign in Greece and the battle for Crete the tale is of military failure, mainly due to the German command of the air over both land and sea. But the skill and endurance of British forces staved off utter disaster in Greece and made the Germans pay a heavy and unwelcome price for their conquest of the crisis prevailing in the Middle East in the spring of 1941 but also in relation to the whole trend of the war during those momentous months. The effort sacrifice and disappointment in Greece and Crete were by no means vain "340p.maps.index. Re-issue.. Soft Cover. Near Fine.

$15.00

Secret of Crete
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Secret of Crete

By Wunderlich,Hans Georg

Athens: Efstathiadis., 1987 "Hans Wunderlich is a geologist who happened to be in Crete in 1970, when he took the opportunity of visiting Sir Arthur Evan's celebrated reconstruction of the so-called Palace of King Minos at Knossos - the legendary labyrinth where Theseus once defeated the dreaded Minotaur. This chance visit drew him into one of the greatest archaeological mysteries of all time, for one contradiction struck him after another in the 'established' interpretations of the Minoan culture. His geologist's eye found clues that the early arcaeologists had missed, the technical man asked questions to which no-one seemed to have the answer. He soon concluded that what he was gazing at was not a palace at all, but something more sombre and perhaps even more significant. This book is the author's attempt to resolve the paradoxes that have obsessed the archaeological world ever since Evan's spectacular find." An interesting theory ."that the Palace of King Minos was not the bustling centre of gay courtly life but was,instead, a necropolis - a city of the dead " 368p. illus.diagrs.maps.bibliography.index. Neat donor inscription on ffep, esle fne. Reissue. Pbk. Near Fine.

$10.00

Secret of Crete
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Secret of Crete

By Wunderlich,Hans Georg

Athens: Efstathiadis., 2000 "Hans Wunderlich is a geologist who happened to be in Crete in 1970, when he took the opportunity of visiting Sir Arthur Evan's celebrated reconstruction of the so-called Palace of King Minos at Knossos - the legendary labyrinth where Theseus once defeated the dreaded Minotaur. This chance visit drew him into one of the greatest archaeological mysteries of all time, for one contradiction struck him after another in the 'established' interpretations of the Minoan culture. His geologist's eye found clues that the early arcaeologists had missed, the technical man asked questions to which no-one seemed to have the answer. He soon concluded that what he was gazing at was not a palace at all, but something more sombre and perhaps even more significant. This book is the author's attempt to resolve the paradoxes that have obsessed the archaeological world ever since Evan's spectacular find." An interesting theory ."that the Palace of King Minos was not the bustling centre of gay courtly life but was,instead, a necropolis - a city of the dead " 368p. illus.diagrs.maps.bibliography.index.. Re-issue. Pbk. As New.

$10.00

Winds of Crete

By Doren, David MacNeil

Athens: Efstathiadis., 1974 Here is a fresh, wholly personal, frank yet affectionate account of six years living on Crete, travelling all over the sland, meeting all kinds of people and everywhere encountering the Homeric island hospitality." 231p.plates.map.index . Re-issue. Pbk. As New.

$15.00

Wild Flowers of Crete

By Sfikas, Giorgos (George)

Athens: Efstathiadis., 1995 150 lustrations in colour by the author. George Sfikas is an expert on the subject of Greek flora and fauna and has written many books and papers. For his great contribution towards the protection of Greeces flora and fauna, Sfikas received in 1986 from the Athens Academy the special award for the Conservation of the Environment. 310P. ILLUS. stamp of previous owner on ffep , else fine. Re-issue.. Soft Cover. Near Fine.

$25.00

Ahish Shel Sofiia =The Island

By Hislop, Victoria

Tel Aviv: Yediot Aharonot, 2008 ranslated into Hewbrew by Sharon Preminger.. "On the brink of a life-changing decision, Alexis Fielding longs to find out about her mother's past. But, Sofia has never spoken of it. All she admits to is growing up in a small Cretan village before moving to London. When Alexis decides to visit Crete, however, Sofia gives her daughter a letter to take to an old friend, and promises that through her she will learn more. Arriving in Plaka, Alexis is astonished to see that it lies a stone's throw from the tiny, deserted island of Spinalonga - Greece's former leper colony. Then, she finds Fortini, and at last hears the story that Sofia has buried all her life: the tale of her great-grandmother Eleni and her daughters and a family rent by tragedy, war and passion. She discovers how intimately she is connected with the island, and how secrecy holds them all in its powerful grip.". Reprint. Soft Cover. As New.

$27.50

Crete on the Half Shell: A Story About an Island, Good Friends and Food
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Crete on the Half Shell: A Story About an Island, Good Friends and Food

By Ayanoglu, Byron

Toronto: HarperFlamingo, 2003 Greek-Canadian author, cook - and irrepressible gourmet - takes time off for an extended trip to his homeland and spends a delicious time eating his way through Crete. 268p.. 1st.Can Ed... Hardcover. New/New.

$30.00

Crete on the Half Shell: A Story About an Island, Good Friends and Food
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Crete on the Half Shell: A Story About an Island, Good Friends and Food

By Ayanoglu, Byron

Toronto: HarperFlamingo, 2003 Greek-Canadian author, cook - and irrepressible gourmet - takes time off for an extended trip to his homeland and spends a delicious time eating his way through Crete. 268p. Bookplate of previous owner on ffep, else fine. 1st.Can Ed... Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

$20.00

The Find of a Lifetime : Sir Arthur Evans and the Discovery of Knossos.

By Horwitz,Sylvia

New York: Viking Press, 1981 Enjoyable biography of Sir Arthur Evans and his discoveriy of the Minoans Palace at Knossos. HC 278p. map.bibliography.index.. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good.

$12.50

Before Knossos: Arthur Evans's Travels in the Balkans and Crete
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Before Knossos: Arthur Evans's Travels in the Balkans and Crete

By Brown, Ann C

Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 1993 Based on Evans's travel diary and sketchbooks, and illustrated throughout with contemporary drawings, photographs and modern comparisons, this book describes journeys made in Crete between 1894 and 1899 visiting archaeological sites, many in remote areas which are still unexcavated. 92 p. illus [some col] maps, bibliography.index. 1st UK Edition.. Softcover. Near Fine.

$12.50

Ten Days to Destiny : The Battle for Crete, 1941

By Kiriakopoulos, G,C [George]

Franklin Watts, 1983 "The battle for Crete made history because it was the first Airborne attack without the benefit of ground troops. And it was the first battle in which the civilian populations stood shoulder to shoulder with the military, fighting for their precious freedom. The historical significance of Crete is directly linked to the outcome of the war." ; Text neat and complete. Usual marks of library ownership, a few small stains.264p. maps bibliography.index. 1st US Edition.. Hardcover. Good/Good. Ex-Library.

$8.00

The Ariadne Objective: The Underground War to Rescue Crete from the Nazis
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The Ariadne Objective: The Underground War to Rescue Crete from the Nazis

By Davis, Wes

New York: Crown Publishers, 2000 In the bleakest years of World War II, when it appeared that nothing could slow the German army, Hitler set his sights on the Mediterranean island of Crete, the ideal staging ground for German domination of the Middle East. But German command had not counted on the eccentric band of British intelligence officers who would stand in their way, conducting audacious sabotage operations in the very shadow of the Nazi occupation force. The Ariadne Objective tells the remarkable story of the secret war on Crete from the perspective of these amateur soldiers - scholars, archaeologists, writers- who found themselves serving as spies in Crete because, as one of them put it, they had made '' "the obsolete choice of Greek at school".Patrick Leigh Fermor, a Byronic figure and future travel-writing luminary who as a teenager had walked across Europe in the midst of Hitler's rise to power; John Pendlebury, a swashbuckling archaeologist with a glass eye and a swordstick, who had been legendary archeologist Arthur Evans's assistant at Knossos before the war; Xan Fielding, a writer who would later produce the English translations of books like Bridge over the River Kwai and Planet of the Apes; and Sandy Rendel, a future Times of London reporter, who prided himself on a disguise that left him looking more ragged and fierce than the Cretan mountaineers he fought alongside. Infiltrated into occupied Crete, these British gentleman spies teamed with Cretan partisans to carry out a cunning plan to disrupt Nazi maneuvers, culminating in a daring, high-risk plot to abduct the islands German commander. In this thrilling untold story of World War II, Wes Davis offers a brilliant portrait of a group of legends in the making, against the backdrop of one of the wars most exotic locales. 329p. bibliography.index. 1st US Edition.. Hardcover. As New/As New.

$20.00

Poetic Localities : Photographs of the Adirondacks, Cambridge, Crete, Italy and Athens

By Stillman, William J.; Ehrenkranz, Anne (editor); Eisler, Colin (editor)

Gordonsville,(VA): Aperture Foundation,, 1992 W.J.Stillman was an avid photographer in the 19th. Century, and he took wonderful pictures [1869] of the Acropolis and Athens [1882] and Crete [1865-1868] whilst he served in Greece as the American Consul (His wife was Greek - Maria Spartali, a well known Pre-Raphaelite artist, who died tragically) 126p.. 1st.US Ed... Hard Cover. As New/Fine.

$30.00

Poetic Localities : Photographs of the Adirondacks, Cambridge, Crete, Italy and Athens

By Stillman, William J.; Ehrenkranz, Anne (editor); Eisler, Colin (editor)

Gordonsville,(VA): Aperture Foundation,, 1992 W.J.Stillman was an avid photographer in the 19th. Century, and he took wonderful pictures [1869] of the Acropolis and Athens [1882] and Crete [1865-1868] whilst he served in Greece as the American Consul (His wife was Greek - Maria Spartali, a well known Pre-Raphaelite artist, who died tragically) 126p.. 1st.US Ed... Hard Cover. Very Good/Good with slight chips & Tear.

$17.50

To Nisi (The Island)

By Hislop, Victoria

Athens: Dioptra, 2007 "On the brink of a life-changing decision, Alexis Fielding longs to find out about her mother's past. But, Sofia has never spoken of it. All she admits to is growing up in a small Cretan village before moving to London. When Alexis decides to visit Crete, however, Sofia gives her daughter a letter to take to an old friend, and promises that through her she will learn more. Arriving in Plaka, Alexis is astonished to see that it lies a stone's throw from the tiny, deserted island of Spinalonga - Greece's former leper colony. Then, she finds Fortini, and at last hears the story that Sofia has buried all her life: the tale of her great-grandmother Eleni and her daughters and a family rent by tragedy, war and passion. She discovers how intimately she is connected with the island, and how secrecy holds them all in its powerful grip." Donor inscription in Greek on ffep., esle fine. Reprint.. Soft Cover. Near Fine. Illus. by Translation: Mihalis Delegkos.

$20.00

The Ariadne Objective: The Underground War to Rescue Crete from the Nazis
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The Ariadne Objective: The Underground War to Rescue Crete from the Nazis

By Davis, Wes

New York: Crown Publishers, 2000 In the bleakest years of World War II, when it appeared that nothing could slow the German army, Hitler set his sights on the Mediterranean island of Crete, the ideal staging ground for German domination of the Middle East. But German command had not counted on the eccentric band of British intelligence officers who would stand in their way, conducting audacious sabotage operations in the very shadow of the Nazi occupation force. The Ariadne Objective tells the remarkable story of the secret war on Crete from the perspective of these amateur soldiers - scholars, archaeologists, writers- who found themselves serving as spies in Crete because, as one of them put it, they had made '' "the obsolete choice of Greek at school".Patrick Leigh Fermor, a Byronic figure and future travel-writing luminary who as a teenager had walked across Europe in the midst of Hitler's rise to power; John Pendlebury, a swashbuckling archaeologist with a glass eye and a swordstick, who had been legendary archeologist Arthur Evans's assistant at Knossos before the war; Xan Fielding, a writer who would later produce the English translations of books like Bridge over the River Kwai and Planet of the Apes; and Sandy Rendel, a future Times of London reporter, who prided himself on a disguise that left him looking more ragged and fierce than the Cretan mountaineers he fought alongside. Infiltrated into occupied Crete, these British gentleman spies teamed with Cretan partisans to carry out a cunning plan to disrupt Nazi maneuvers, culminating in a daring, high-risk plot to abduct the islands German commander. In this thrilling untold story of World War II, Wes Davis offers a brilliant portrait of a group of legends in the making, against the backdrop of one of the wars most exotic locales. 329p. bibliography.index Small remainder mark, else near fine. 1st US Edition.. Hardcover. Very Good/As New.

$17.50

Candia Venezia: Venetian Itineraries through Crete

By Buonsanti, Michael & Galla, Alberta

Athens: Mystis Editions, 2004 (New - will be sent to you direct from the publisher in Greece) "The island of Crete is famous for its natural beauty and fascinating archeological sites, however it also conceals many historical remains of the Venetian domination, which lasted from 1204 to 1669. For over two years, the authors of this book journeyed to and fro across the island, of every trace of Venetian life that they could find in the many castles, fortified homes, towers, fountains, palazzi, country villas, and places of worship built during the so - called period of Venetocracy. The outcome of the authors research and investigations, integrated with the wealth of information gleaned from contemporary documents, reports and diaries of Venetian officials and the various specialized works of scholars and historians, is presented in this book as a journey through the world of the Venetian domination and represents an original exploration of the island. ".. 1st Greek Ed... Soft Cover. New Book from Greece.

$45.00

Candia Venezia : Venetikes Diadromos Stin Kriti [IN GREEK]

By Buonsanti, Michael & Galla, Alberta

Athens: Mystis Editions, 2004 (New - will be sent to you direct from the publisher in Greece) "The island of Crete is famous for its natural beauty and fascinating archeological sites, however it also conceals many historical remains of the Venetian domination, which lasted from 1204 to 1669. For over two years, the authors of this book journeyed to and fro across the island, of every trace of Venetian life that they could find in the many castles, fortified homes, towers, fountains, palazzi, country villas, and places of worship built during the so - called period of Venetocracy. The outcome of the authors research and investigations, integrated with the wealth of information gleaned from contemporary documents, reports and diaries of Venetian officials and the various specialized works of scholars and historians, is presented in this book as a journey through the world of the Venetian domination and represents an original exploration of the island. ".. 1st Greek Ed... Soft Cover. New Book from Greece.

$50.00

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