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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.

$65.00

Classical Spies: American Archaeologists with the OSS in World War II Greece
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Classical Spies: American Archaeologists with the OSS in World War II Greece

By Allen, Susan Heuck

Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2013. Classical Spies is the first insiders’ account of the operations of the American intelligence service in World War II Greece. Initiated by archaeologists in Greece and the eastern Mediterranean, the network drew on scholars’ personal contacts and knowledge of languages and terrain. While modern readers might think Indiana Jones is just a fantasy character, Classical Spies discloses events where even Indy would feel at home: burying Athenian dig records in an Egyptian tomb, activating prep-school connections to establish spies code-named Vulture and Chickadee, and organizing parachute drops.Susan Heuck Allen reveals remarkable details about a remarkable group of individuals. Often mistaken for mild-mannered professors and scholars, such archaeologists as University of Pennsylvania’s Rodney Young, Cincinnati’s Jack Caskey and Carl Blegen, Yale’s Jerry Sperling and Dorothy Cox, and Bryn Mawr’s Virginia Grace proved their mettle as effective spies in an intriguing game of cat and mouse with their Nazi counterparts. Relying on interviews with individuals sharing their stories for the first time, previously unpublished secret documents, private diaries and letters, and personal photographs, Classical Spies offers an exciting and personal perspective on the history of World War II. 420p.bibliography.index. Author inscription, else fine. Signed by Author. 1st Pbk Ed.. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

$50.00

Scattered Leaves

By Karavasilis, Niki

Pittsburgh, P.A.: Rosedog Press, 2003. Scattered Leaves is a true story of one family in Trikorfon, Greece, as well as the story of many Greek families who suffered during the devastation of the Italian and German invasions and the Civil War of 1945-49. It offers a glimpse of the many layers of destruction and horror that resulted form starvation, executions, and terrorism by the Greek Communist guerrillas. This is the tale of Martha and Mitro"s love for each other, their children, their country, and above all, their second country, America. Their children and grandchildren reaped the benefits of their courage and faith, and Scattered Leaves is a testament to the power of the call of freedom. 480p. map.llus. bibliography.index. 1st US Edition. Trade Paperback. Very Good.

$20.00

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 Leaden-Sky :Years of World War 2: Diary Notes of a Schoolboy in Occupied Crete

By Farantakis, Kimon

Athens: Efstathiadis, 2004. "Ta Chronia tou Chalkinou Ouranou" Translated by David Seaman. (Worldcat lists only 2 coies in the USA]. First Thus. Softcover. Near Fine.

$15.00

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 island’s 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 war’s most exotic locales. 329p. bibliography.index. 1st US Edition. Hardcover. As New/As New.

$20.00

Flowers of Rethymnon; Escape from Crete

By Lind, Lew

Athens: Kangaroo Press/Efstathiadis Group, 1992. "The personal story of a 19 year old Australian soldier... in the Battle of Crete... the author describes .. the strange, bloody and horrifying conflict fough through olive groves, acros terraced vineyards and against a brilliantly coloured lanscape of wildflowers. ... In clear gripping narrative the author describes his hardships as a prisoner of war, the daring escape from a German Prisoner of war camp and the events leading up to his successful escape from the island. 130p. index.. 2nd Edition. Softcover. New.

$15.00

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 island’s 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 war’s most exotic locales. 329p. bibliography.index Small remainder mark, else near fine. 1st US Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/As New.

$17.50

Classical Spies: American Archaeologists with the OSS in World War II Greece
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Classical Spies: American Archaeologists with the OSS in World War II Greece

By Allen, Susan Heuck

Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2013. Classical Spies is the first insiders’ account of the operations of the American intelligence service in World War II Greece. Initiated by archaeologists in Greece and the eastern Mediterranean, the network drew on scholars’ personal contacts and knowledge of languages and terrain. While modern readers might think Indiana Jones is just a fantasy character, Classical Spies discloses events where even Indy would feel at home: burying Athenian dig records in an Egyptian tomb, activating prep-school connections to establish spies code-named Vulture and Chickadee, and organizing parachute drops.Susan Heuck Allen reveals remarkable details about a remarkable group of individuals. Often mistaken for mild-mannered professors and scholars, such archaeologists as University of Pennsylvania’s Rodney Young, Cincinnati’s Jack Caskey and Carl Blegen, Yale’s Jerry Sperling and Dorothy Cox, and Bryn Mawr’s Virginia Grace proved their mettle as effective spies in an intriguing game of cat and mouse with their Nazi counterparts. Relying on interviews with individuals sharing their stories for the first time, previously unpublished secret documents, private diaries and letters, and personal photographs, Classical Spies offers an exciting and personal perspective on the history of World War II. 420p.bibliography.index.. 1st Pbk Ed.. Softcover. As New.

$25.00

Remember Greece

By Powell,Dilys

New York: Hastings House, 1943. 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 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

The Villa Ariadne
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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
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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

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

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

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