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The Villa Ariadne

By Powell,Dilys

London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1974. The Villa Ariadne was built at Knossos, Crete, by Sir Arthur Evans soon after he discovered the Minoan palace, when the site was his own private property. The villa became home, in turn, to John Pendlebury, who used it as a base for his excavations at Knossos and his explorations of the island. After Pendlebury's death at the hands of invading German paratroopers, the Villa Ariadne was taken over by General Karl Kreipe, who was living there when he was kidnapped by Patrick Leigh Fermor and marched across the island to captivity, an episode immortalized in the film "Ill Met by Moonlight". Dilys Powell, who knew Crete and the Villa Ariadne for over 40 years, weaves her own memories of Evans and Pendlebury together with recollections of the Cretan people. Her classic account, first published in 1973, is at once a chapter of autobiography and a portrait of a mythical island which captured her heart. It should appeal to all those who share her love for Greece and especially Crete.. Reprint. Near Fine/Very Good, Price Clipped. Hard Cover.

$45.00

The Villa Ariadne

By Powell,Dilys

London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1974. The Villa Ariadne was built at Knossos, Crete, by Sir Arthur Evans soon after he discovered the Minoan palace, when the site was his own private property. The villa became home, in turn, to John Pendlebury, who used it as a base for his excavations at Knossos and his explorations of the island. After Pendlebury's death at the hands of invading German paratroopers, the Villa Ariadne was taken over by General Karl Kreipe, who was living there when he was kidnapped by Patrick Leigh Fermor and marched across the island to captivity, an episode immortalized in the film "Ill Met by Moonlight". Dilys Powell, who knew Crete and the Villa Ariadne for over 40 years, weaves her own memories of Evans and Pendlebury together with recollections of the Cretan people. Her classic account, first published in 1973, is at once a chapter of autobiography and a portrait of a mythical island which captured her heart. It should appeal to all those who share her love for Greece and especially Crete.. Reprint. Near Fine/Very Good, Price Clipped. Hard Cover.

$45.00

Remember Greece

By Powell,Dilys

New York: Hastings House, 1941. An affectionate and informed survey of Greece, with a survey of the events leading up to the invasion by Italy and the eventual occupation by Germany in 1941. The original UK edition was published in 1941 and then this "American edition published 1943 in cooperation with the American Friends of Greece." 211p. frontis.maps.index. 1st.US Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

$30.00

Remember Greece

By Powell,Dilys

London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1941. An affectionate and informed survey of Greece, with a survey of the events leading up to the invasion by Italy and the eventual occupation by Germany in 1941. 191p. frontis.fold-out maps.index. 1st.UK Ed.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket.

$35.00

Greece Without Columns : The Making of the Modern Greeks
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Greece Without Columns : The Making of the Modern Greeks

By Holden,David

London: Faber & Faber, 1972. "...an extraordinarily penetrating perspective on modern Greece, its people,its politics and its paradoxes." Comprehensive survey of Greek life & politics until the Colonels' Coup. 336p. bibliography..index.. 1st.UK Ed.. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good, Slight Chips.

$60.00

Greece in the 1940s: A Nation in Crisis

By Iatrides, John O. (editor); Couloumbis, Theodore A. (editor)

Hanover NH: Univ Pr of New England, 1981. 1st US Ed.. Hard Cover. New Book from Publisher/New.

$35.00

Anthologio Antistasiakes Technes : Anthologese, Epimeleia, Epilogi

By Papadatos, George

Toronto: Deca Publications, 1981. 40 Chronia EAM- ELAS 1941-1981 Supported by the EllenoKanadikes Demokratikes Organosis of Toronto. A large format collection of cartoons, images, posters, poems and songs illustrating the activities, ambitions and popular arts of EAM and ELAS in Greece. This was originally issued in paper wraps but this copy was bound as a hardcover which has now separated from the text block, but the contents are clean and complete. [WorldCat lists NO copies in the USA]. First Edition. Hardcover. Good>Very Good.

$60.00

Classical Landscape with Figures

By Lancaster,Osbert

London: John Murray., 1947. Witty,observant, wonderfully written account of Greece at the end of WW II - a delight to read. Illustrated by the Author. 224p. Illus (some col.) Cover stained,. 1st UK Ed.. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket.

$15.00

Greece (British Survey Handbooks)

By Gibberd, Kathleen [ed]

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1944. Short survey of the history of Greece and the effects of WW II on the people and the economy. 106p. index. fold out map. Clean crisp unmarked copy. 1st.UK Ed.. Printed Hardcover. Near Fine.

$30.00

Apo Tin Tatoche Ston Emphylio : He Megale Euthyne ton Symmachon

By Angelopoulos, Angelos Theodorou

Athens: To Vima, 2013. Original edition Ekdoseis Parousia, 1994. Includes some facsimiles and transcripts of letters and documents of the period , 247p. illus [only 4 copies in Worldcat]. Reissue. Softcover. New Book from Greece.

$25.00

Iste Geliyor Kurtulus : Tu¨rkiye'nin II Du¨nya Savas¸i'nda Yunanistan'a yardimi/ Erchetai Ti Kourtoulou [IN TURKISH AND IN GREEK]

By Macar, Elcin

Izmir: Izmir Ticaret Odasi Kultur , 2009. [Series Izmir Ticaret Odasi Ku¨ltu¨r, Sanat ve Tarih Yayinlari, 9.] Parallel Turkish and Greek texts describing the fate of the Turkish ship SS Kurtulus which sank in the Marmara in 1942 when carrying emergency food aid to starving Greece during the Nazi occupation. 153p. illus bibliography . First Edition. Hardcover in Slipcase. New/New.

$60.00

Katoche Kai Antistasi 1941-1944 : B Meros

By Archeia Genikou Epiteleiou Stratou

Athens: To Vima / Istoria, 2014. Volume 5 in the series "Archeia Genikou Epiteleiou Stratou" originally issued in 1989 by the Army History Directorate. . Facsimile Reprint. Decorative Hardcover. New.

$20.00

The Greek Economy 1940-2004

By Dragoumis, Mark

Athens: Athens News, 2005. "Greece’s economic history reflects the slings and arrows of outrageous fortunate that have bedevilled the country ever since it became independent in 1832. The road to development has been full of pitfalls such as coups, one fully fledged civil war, several Balkan wars, two World Wars, one devastating occupation, one global crisis, and two outright bankruptcies. These have endowed Greeks with a sense of insecurity of varying intensity. This has led to a deep-rooted conservatism in national economic planning and deep-seated protectionism on the part of industry and workers. The result is an inflexibility in the face of changing market demands that has, for many years, prevented liberalisation and reform. Mark Dragoumis has been observing Greek affairs both from inside the government and as a journalist since the 1940s. His informative and compelling account explains economic developments in the light of political ones.". 1st Greek Ed.. Soft Cover. New Book from Greece.

$40.00

ELAS : Greek Resistance Army

By Sarafis, Stefanos

London: Merlin Press, 1980. "Sarafis wrote the original Greek edition of this book immediately after the events which it recounts; the book appeared in 1946, and was shortly afterwards suppreased, ... we hope by providing the first full translation of this work into English we shall help towards an understanding of those critical years in Greek history .... Marion Sarafis has written an introduction and explanatory footnotes,a number of maps have been added to assist the reader and photographs have been included from the author's own collection.564p. illus.maps. index Fold out map and maps on endpapers. (First few pages showing some water staining, not affecting text, else very good, clean tight copy) . First Thus. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by Trans. Sylvia Moody.

$75.00

Greek Entanglement

By Myers, E.C.W.

London: Rupert Hart-Davis, 1955. Account by the commander of the British Military Mission to Greece 1942-1943 of his experiences trying to organize effective opposition to the Nazi invaders through the disparate bands of partisans in the Greek mountains. From October 1942 to early 1944 he headed the British Military Mission to occupied Greece. He was directly involved in the coordination the partisans Gorgopotamos viaduct in November 1942 and for the British destruction of the Asopos railway bridge. 290p. illus,double page map.. 2nd.ed.. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good, Slight Chips & Tear.

$75.00

Greece : A Political and Economic Survey 1939-1953

By Sweet-Escott,Bickham

London: Royal Institute of Interational Affairs, 1954. "..a comprehensive account of the country,its people,and its complex history and politics [with] ..specail attention to the economic and financial problems which have given rise to Greece's dependence on foreign aid." 207p. tables.index.map.. 1st UK Edition. Cloth. Near Fine/Very Good, Price Clipped. Hard Cover.

$95.00

The First Victory: Greece in the Second World War

By Blytas, George C.

Washington: American Hellenic Institute /Cosmos Publishing, 2009. This book provides a sweeping account of the role that Greece played in that conflict. During the first thirteen months of the war, Hitler's unstoppable war machine had occupied seven European countries and had enslaved a population of 120 million by fighting for less than three months. The surprising seven-month-long Greek resistance to the invading armies of Italy and Germany that followed in 1940-1941, gave the Greeks the first Allied victories on land, and became a beacon of hope and an inspiration to freedom-loving countries everywhere. The Greek victories provided badly needed relief to the British who,, at that time, were fighting the Axis alone. The archives of the warring armies provide the backdrop of ferocious battles of the Greek forces against numerically superior and far better equipped Italian and German troops. Personal accounts by men and women who lived through extraordinary events provide the details, pinpointing moments that horrify and inspire. From the introduction, which describes the events leading to the Second World War, the book unfolds through the diplomatic and military developments of the battle of Greece. The resistance, which emerged during the occupation and persisted through to the liberation at a staggering cost to the Greek nation, completes the saga. "George Blytas's book brings Greece's heroic and pivotal role in WWII to the forefront. Few people realize that Greece's defeat of Mussolini's forces in 1940 was "The First Victory" against Axis forces in World War II and forced Hitler to invade Greece and delay his Operation Barbarossa against the Soviet Union, a key factor in Hitler's failure to defeat the Soviet Union. . 1st US Edition. Hard Cover. New Book from Publisher/New.

$65.00

Ill Met By Moonlight

By Moss,W.Stanley

London: Buchan & Enright, 1985. On 26 April 1944, Generalmajor Karl Kreipe, commanding the German forces occupying Crete, left H Q at Heraklion for his perisonal quarters. He never arrived. Instead, he was driven past 24 of his own guard posts, acknowledging the sentries'salutes while a hidden British officer pressed a gun into his side. 20 days later Kreipe and his chief abductors - Major Patrick Leigh-Fermor and the author - reached British-held Cairo. One of the finest true adventure stories of the last war, this justly famous book describes the secret landings, the plan, the stalking and victim. Moss's sharp eye brings to life the national characteristics of thw German solider, the British officer, and the Cretan andarte - characteristics which often showed themselves all too strongly during the day of "monotony, and sweat, and thirst, and sickening fear' in the mountains, hiding from a huge Nazi manhunt. The tale (based on Moss's own diaries) is told with humour and tolerance and, the fear and discomfort forgotten, is today remembered as one of romantic valour. The exploit earned even the Germans' grudging admiration, and showed them that their most exalted commanders were not safe from death or capture. 192p. illus. Withdrawn from the Royal Canadian Military Institute, Ex-Library with usual marks. Solidly rebound with original paper wraps laminated to boards.. Reprint. Rebound Copy. Very Good. Ex-Library.

$12.00

Greece's Pivotal Role in World War II and Its Importance to the U.S. Today
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Greece's Pivotal Role in World War II and Its Importance to the U.S. Today

By Rossides, Eugene T.

Washington: American Hellenic Institute Foundation, 2005. 'This volume is designed to illuminate Greece's efforts in World War II and to set forth the reasons for Greece's importance to the U.S. today. It is my hope that this volume will stimulate much additional scholarship on Greece'ss historic role in World War II and in the 20th Century as well as Greece'ss importance to the U.S. in the new millennium." Introduction by Andrew J Goodpaster. 1st US Edition. Softcover. New Book from Publisher.

$50.00

Greece in the 1940s: A Nation in Crisis

By Iatrides, John O. (editor); Couloumbis, Theodore A. (editor)

Hanover NH: Univ Pr of New England, 1981. 1st US Ed.. Hard Cover. New Book from Publisher/New.

$35.00

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