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The Gemini Plot : A Sea Novel of World War II

By Collenette, Eric J.

London: William Kimber., 1985. Submarine coxswain Ben Grant has a medal for his exploits in Norwegian waters earlier in the war, but this does not help him face operations in a far different theatre - the Mediterranean - or endear him to his colleagues.Strained and nerve-racked, he joins the submarine Avon en route to Torbruk in the summer of 1942.But at Malta events come to a head and he is asked to volunteer for Special Submarine Operations,a secret subversive unit.The target is occupied Greece, the mission dangerous - and the only flaw in the plan is his former skipper,Half-Shackle. In this new Ben Grant saga, Eric Collenette gives another story from the war at sea and in his taut, straightforward prose he vividly recreates those tense days of submarine warfare.. 1st UK Edition. Hard Cover. As New/As New.

$20.00

Achilles' Fiancee

By Zei, Alki

Athens: Kedros (Modern Greek Writers), 1991. The scene is Paris, sometime after the 1967 military coup in Greece. Eleni, together with a group of her friends and fellow political exiles, finds herself working as an extra in a French film: The Horror Train. It is not the first time Eleni has been caught up in a deadly drama, nor is it her first ride on a "horror train." As the director waves his arms, shouting directions and re-shouting the sequence, Eleni's mind wanders to her first train ride: "Athens-Piraeus. My first big trip by train. - You're Eleni? I'm Achilles. They don't ask which Achilles. One name is enough..." For the rest of her life, Eleni will be "Achilles' Fiancee," fiancee of the guerilla leader, the brave, handsome kapetanios whose code-name is Achilles. In the demonstrations against the German occupiers of Greece, in prison where she waits for a death sentence during the post-war persecution of suspected leftists, in exile in Tashkent where the exiled Greek communists fight amongst themselves, and finally in Paris. But somewhere along the way Eleni becomes an indepentent character with a mind of her own. As she begins to doubt the slogans that she fought for when she was a blind follower of leaders like her fiance. Eleni involves us in her own private world of self-discovery. It is a woman's world, where human warmth and friendships matter more than abstract ideals. The Greek word for a novel is mythistorema, a word that combines "myth" and "history." In her story of a young woman's struggle to survive through an extraordinary period of Greek history Alki Zei has woven the threads of her own quasi-mythical life into the stuff of history. The result is a compelling and beautiful novel that opens a new window on modern Greek history.. First Thus. Soft Cover. Very Good. Illus. by [Translated By Gail Holst-Warhaft].

$17.50

Spies of the Balkans

By Furst, Alan

New York: Gale, 2011. Greece, 1940. In the port city of Salonika, with its wharves and brothels, dark alleys and Turkish mansions, a tense political drama is being played out. "Spies of the Balkans" is a stunning novel about a man who risks everything to fight back against the world's evil. Set in Greece in 1940, this powerful WWII thriller focuses on Costa Zannis, a senior Salonika police official known for his honesty and ability to settle matters "before they got out of hand." As the Nazis' intentions for Europe's Jews becomes clear, Zannis goes out of his way to aid refugees seeking to escape Germany. When Mussolini's troops invade Greece, Zannis joins the army, where he meets Capt. Marko Pavlic, who as a policeman in Zagreb investigated crimes committed by the Ustashi, Croatian fascists. With their similar politics, Zannis and Pavlic soon become friends and allies. Subtle details foreshadow the coming crimes perpetrated by the Nazis in the Balkans.. Reissue. Trade Paperback. New. Large Type.

$15.00

O Megalos Peripatos Tou Petrou /Petros' War [IN GREEK]

By Zei, Alki

Athens: Kedros, 1977. Moving story of the Nazi occupation of Greece and the children who resisted the Nazis.Text clan and neat. Minimal marks of library ownership, original wraps a little scuffed . Reprint. French Wraps. Good>Very Good. Ex-Library.

$12.50

Spies of the Balkans
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Spies of the Balkans

By Furst, Alan

New York: Random House, 2011. Greece, 1940. In the port city of Salonika, with its wharves and brothels, dark alleys and Turkish mansions, a tense political drama is being played out. "Spies of the Balkans" is a stunning novel about a man who risks everything to fight back against the world's evil. Set in Greece in 1940, this powerful WWII thriller from Furst (The Spies of Warsaw) focuses on Costa Zannis, a senior Salonika police official known for his honesty and ability to settle matters "before they got out of hand." As the Nazis' intentions for Europe's Jews becomes clear, Zannis goes out of his way to aid refugees seeking to escape Germany. When Mussolini's troops invade Greece, Zannis joins the army, where he meets Capt. Marko Pavlic, who as a policeman in Zagreb investigated crimes committed by the Ustashi, Croatian fascists. With their similar politics, Zannis and Pavlic soon become friends and allies. Subtle details foreshadow the coming crimes perpetrated by the Nazis in the Balkans. For example, Zannis learns from a colleague that someone has been taking photos of the contents of a synagogue so that the Germans can more easily identify what to plunder. . First Pbk.Ed.. Trade Paperback. New.

$12.50

Falconera

By Ladas, Alexis

Athens: Lycabettus Press, 2010. 'The remote, uninhabited island of Falconera almost half way between Athens and Crete is the focus of daring exploits in the last months of World War II. If the German munitions fleet succeeds in reinforcing the German army on Crete the Occupation will continue, prolonging the war. The British navy can stop this fleet only if they can locate it, information that only can be provided by a small schooner from the Greek Schooner Raiding Flotilla. The story is fiction but the setting real. The author, Alexis Ladas, was a 24 year old captain on a Greek Raiding Schooner in 1944. The little known Greek Schooner Raiding Flotilla in World War II; its bases in Alexandria, Egypt and Deremen, Turkey; its only slightly disguised commander; and the feelings of the book’s hero in war were very real indeed. The author wrote what he lived. On one level, this book is a gripping romance and a suspense-filled tale of action. It is also a fount of information about the Aegean, sailing in the Aegean, and Greek sailing lore." 318 pages, 4 maps . 1st Greek Ed.. Soft Cover. New Book from Greece.

$35.00

Falconera

By Ladas, Alexis

Athens: Lycabettus Press, 2010. 'The remote, uninhabited island of Falconera almost half way between Athens and Crete is the focus of daring exploits in the last months of World War II. If the German munitions fleet succeeds in reinforcing the German army on Crete the Occupation will continue, prolonging the war. The British navy can stop this fleet only if they can locate it, information that only can be provided by a small schooner from the Greek Schooner Raiding Flotilla. The story is fiction but the setting real. The author, Alexis Ladas, was a 24 year old captain on a Greek Raiding Schooner in 1944. The little known Greek Schooner Raiding Flotilla in World War II; its bases in Alexandria, Egypt and Deremen, Turkey; its only slightly disguised commander; and the feelings of the book’s hero in war were very real indeed. The author wrote what he lived. On one level, this book is a gripping romance and a suspense-filled tale of action. It is also a fount of information about the Aegean, sailing in the Aegean, and Greek sailing lore." 318 pages, 4 maps . 1st Greek Ed.. Soft Cover. New Book from Greece.

$35.00

Falconera

By Ladas, Alexis

Athens: Lycabettus Press, 2010. 'The remote, uninhabited island of Falconera almost half way between Athens and Crete is the focus of daring exploits in the last months of World War II. If the German munitions fleet succeeds in reinforcing the German army on Crete the Occupation will continue, prolonging the war. The British navy can stop this fleet only if they can locate it, information that only can be provided by a small schooner from the Greek Schooner Raiding Flotilla. The story is fiction but the setting real. The author, Alexis Ladas, was a 24 year old captain on a Greek Raiding Schooner in 1944. The little known Greek Schooner Raiding Flotilla in World War II; its bases in Alexandria, Egypt and Deremen, Turkey; its only slightly disguised commander; and the feelings of the book’s hero in war were very real indeed. The author wrote what he lived. On one level, this book is a gripping romance and a suspense-filled tale of action. It is also a fount of information about the Aegean, sailing in the Aegean, and Greek sailing lore." 318 pages, 4 maps . 1st Greek Ed.. Soft Cover. New Book from Greece.

$35.00

To Dipli Biblio : Mythistorema (IN GREEK)

By Hatzis,Dimitris

Athens: Ekdoseis Kastaniotis, 1977. Pages clean and and crisp, paper wraps scuffed . Stamp of Greek bookstore on title page, donor note on back of title page . 2nd.ed.. French Wraps. Very Good.

$25.00

A New Kind of War

By Price, Anthony

London: Guild Publishing, 1987. A story of treachery and loyalties within British army intelligence in 1945 from Delphi, Greece to the Teutoburg Forest in Germany.. BCE. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine.

$10.00

The Angry Hills

By Uris,Leon

New York: Bantam Books, 1984. Exciting story of an American trying to elude capture by the Gestapo in Greece during WW II. Pbk. Mass Market Paperback. Very Good.

$5.00

Apartment in Athens.

By Westcott,Glenway

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1945. Now [2011] a movie by director/producer Ruggero Dipaola ' (Appartamento ad Atene). "... in this story about a Greek couple in Nazi-occupied Athens who must share their living quarters with a German officer, Wescott stages an intense and unsettling drama of accommodation and rejection, resistance and compulsion--an account of political oppression and spiritual struggle that is also a parable about the costs of closeted identity. a moving novel about effect of the Nazi occupation on the Athenians.". BCE. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket.

$12.50

The Guns of Navarone
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The Guns of Navarone

By Maclean,Alastair

London: Fontana, 1078. Adeventure in Greece in WW II - basis of movie (Clean and neat, but pages starting to seperate. Mass Market Paperback. Good.

$4.00

The Angry Hills

By Uris,Leon

New York: Signet, 1955. Exciting story of an American trying to elude capture by the Gestapo in Greece during WW II. Pbk. Mass Market Paperback. Very Good.

$5.00

The Angry Hills

By Uris,Leon

New York: Bantam Books, 1984. Exciting story of an American trying to elude capture by the Gestapo in Greece during WW II. Pbk. Mass Market Paperback. Very Good.

$5.00

The Angry Hills

By Uris,Leon

New York: Bantam Books, 1984. Exciting story of an American trying to elude capture by the Gestapo in Greece during WW II. Pbk. Mass Market Paperback. Very Good.

$5.00

The Guns of Navarone
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The Guns of Navarone

By Maclean,Alastair

London: Fontana, 1959. Adeventure in Greece in WW II - basis of movie Vintage pbk. Reprint. Mass Market Paperback. Very Good.

$5.00

The Angry Hills

By Uris,Leon

New York: Bantam Books, 1984. Exciting story of an American trying to elude capture by the Gestapo in Greece during WW II. Pbk. Mass Market Paperback. Very Good.

$5.00

The Guns of Navarone
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The Guns of Navarone

By Maclean,Alastair

London: Fontana, 1965. Adeventure in Greece in WW II - basis of movie . Mass Market Paperback. Very Good.

$5.00

Escape to Athena

By Blake,Patrick

London: Fontana, 1979. Rousing adventure in 1944 on a Greek island where the occupying Nazis are faced by a motley crew of heroes - novel of the movie (Based on a story by Richard S.Lochte and George P.Cosmatos, screenplay by Edward Anhalt and Richard S.Hocte.) Pbk.252p. Condition : Good. . Mass Market Paperback. Very Good.

$5.00

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