The Cretan Runner

The Cretan Runner

Author: George Psychoundakis

Publisher: NYRB Classics

ISBN: 1590179048

Page: 368

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George Psychoundakis was a twenty-one-year-old shepherd from the village of Asi Gonia when the battle of Crete began: "It was in May 1941 that, all of a sudden, high in the sky, we heard the drone of many aeroplanes growing steadily closer." The German parachutists soon outnumbered the British troops who were forced first to retreat, then to evacuate, before Crete fell to the Germans. So began the Cretan Resistance and the young shepherd's career as a wartime runner. In this unique account of the Resistance, Psychoundakis records the daily life of his fellow Cretans, his treacherous journeys on foot from the eastern White Mountains to the western slopes of Mount Ida to transmit messages and transport goods, and his enduring friendships with British officers (like his eventual translator Patrick Leigh Fermor) whose missions he helped to carry out with unflagging courage, energy, and good humor. Includes thirty-two black-and-white photographs and a map.

The Cretan Way

Not an unusual village, but it should be pointed out for two reasons: it's the village
of George Psychoundakis, a shepherd who joined the Resistance as a dispatch
runner during the war. His book, 'The Cretan runner', was popular in English ...

The Cretan Way

Author: Luca Gianotti

Publisher: Anavasi editions

ISBN: 9609412459

Page: 180

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The Cretan Way is a 500 km walking route which takes you from east to west across the varied and spectacular landscapes of Crete. It is the ideal way to discover the rural, mountainous and coastal regions of this incredible island. The Cretan Way is the first ever guidebook for a long-distance hike in Crete and includes maps, descriptions, a travelogue, GPS tracks, accommodation info and tips for walking one of the most remarkable routes in the world.

Creforce the Anzacs and the Battle of Crete

Creforce - the Anzacs and the Battle of Crete is the dramatic story of the second Anzacs and their role in one of the biggest battles in the military history of Australia, New Zealand and its Allied forces during World War II.The book is ...

Creforce   the Anzacs and the Battle of Crete

Author: Stella Tzobanakis

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ISBN: 9780646815763

Page: 186

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Creforce - the Anzacs and the Battle of Crete is the dramatic story of the second Anzacs and their role in one of the biggest battles in the military history of Australia, New Zealand and its Allied forces during World War II.The book is written for children 10 and up and explores the real-life `adventures' and misadventures of more than 14,500 young Australian and New Zealand soldiers who were sent to the Greek island of Crete - famous for myths, minotaurs and labyrinths - under the second formation of the Anzac Corps, to help defend it against Nazi Germany. The book includes never-before-told, first-hand accounts of those that lived through the battle, and weaves in the stories of real-life characters including Roald Dahl, the famous British novelist Roald Dahl, Horrie the Wog Dog, the little terrier who became an unofficial mascot, Charles Upham, known as the Lion of Crete, an educated sheep farmer turned valuer from New Zealand who was single-minded, perservering, swore a lot and hated injustice and the people of Crete who have been likened in the book to Ned Kelly for their outlaw-style tactics as part of the Cretan resistance. The most notable Cretan is the Cretan Runner George Psychoundakis, an uneducated, poor, young shepherd who became a decorated war hero for aiding British soldiers including author, scholar Patrick Leigh Fermor who has been described as a cross between Indiana Jones and James Bond.The book is on the Victorian and NSW Premier's Reading Challenge lists. It is only available for purchase at stelitsahome.bigcartel.com

Escape Artist

54. Peck, 'Captive in Crete', p. 55. Peck, 'Captive in Crete', p. 57. Peck, 'Captive in
Crete', p. 58 Peck, 'Captive in Crete', p. 60. Peck, 'Captive in Crete', p. 60. Peck, '
Captive in Crete', pp. 60–61. Psychoundakis, The Cretan Runner, p.

Escape Artist

Author: Peter Monteath

Publisher: Casemate Publishers

ISBN: 1526727544

Page: 304

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The never-before-told story of World War II escape artist extraordinaire, Johnny Peck.In August 1941, an eighteen-year-old Australian soldier made his first prison break an audacious night-time escape from a German prisoner-of-war camp in Crete. Astoundingly, this was only the first of many escapes.An infantryman in the 2/7 Battalion, Johnny Peck was first thrown into battle against Italian forces in the Western Desert. Campaigns against Hitlers Wehrmacht and Luftwaffe in Greece and Crete followed. When Crete fell to the Germans at the end of May 1941, Peck was trapped on the island with hundreds of other men. On the run, they depended on their wits, the kindness of strangers, and sheer good luck.When Pecks luck ran out, he was taken captive by the Germans, then the Italians. Later, after his release from a Piedmontese jail following the Italian Armistice of 1943, and at immense risk to his own life, Peck devoted himself to helping POWs cross the Alps to safety. Captured once more, Peck was sentenced to death and detained in Milans notorious, Gestapo-run San Vittore prison until escaping again, this time into Switzerland.Historian Peter Monteath reveals the action-packed tale of one young Australian soldier and his remarkable war.

A History of Crete

Quoted in Hadjipateras and Fafalios, Crete 1941 Eyewitnessed. Quoted in Philip
Eade, Evelyn Waugh: A Life Revisited (London: Hachette, 2016). Quoted in
Beevor, Crete: The Battle and the Resistance. Psychoundakis, The Cretan
Runner.

A History of Crete

Author: Chris Moorey

Publisher: Haus Publishing

ISBN: 1912208547

Page: 312

View: 308

Known by the Greeks as ‘Megalónisos,’ or the ‘Great Island,’ the island of Crete has a long and varied history. Steeped in historical and cultural heritage, Crete is the most visited of the Greek islands. It has also been of paramount strategic importance for thousands of years, thanks to its location close to the junction of three continents and at the heart of the eastern Mediterranean Sea. For much of its long history, the island has been ruled by foreign invaders. Under the rule of the Mycenaeans, Dorians, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs, Venetians, Ottoman Turks and, briefly, the Third Reich, Cretans, who are fierce lovers of freedom, have adapted to living with their conquerors and to the influence of foreign rule on their culture. In a dazzling contrast to these three thousand years of domination, we see two periods of the island’s independence: the vibrant apogee of the Minoan civilization and the brief period of autonomy before union with Greece at the beginning of the twentieth century. To guide us through this spectacular history, Chris Moorey, who has lived in Crete for over twenty years, provides an engaging and lively account of the island spanning from the Stone Age to the present day. A History of Crete steps in to fill a gap in scholarship on this fascinating island, providing the first complete history of Crete to be published for over twenty years, and the first ever that is written with a wide readership in mind.

The Nazi Occupation of Crete 1941 1945

Ibid., 115. CHAPTER 10 1. Parton, American Heritage Chronology of World War
11, August 1942. 2. Paterakis, Kapetan Petergeorge, 24. 3. John Alexander.
Interview, New York, May 1989. 4. Ibid. 5. Psychoundakis, The Cretan Runner, 37
. 6.

The Nazi Occupation of Crete  1941 1945

Author: G. C. Kiriakopoulos

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275952778

Page: 248

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A dramatic tale of the Cretan resistance to the Nazi occupation during World War II.

The Forgotten Debt

The Cretan Runner Story of a man from « Rebel ' s Corner » If one has read that
exciting account of the capture of the German General Karl Kreipe , given so
thrillingly and descriptively in the book « Ill Met By Moonlight » by the second - in
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The Forgotten Debt

Author: Giōrgos Euthymiou Charokopos

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around the statues of the town's heroes. ... Οne Οf Crete's most famous heroes
WhΟ Was known as "Τhe Cretan Runner" for his bravery in the resistance against
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Commitment to Poetry

THE CRETAN RUNNER When at the end of May 1941 the Germans overran
Crete , those Cretans who had spontaneously joined the British in their desperate
effort to stem the invasion formed the nucleus of a determined and resourceful ...

Commitment to Poetry

Author: James Reeves

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Page: 295

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Encounter

reader to fill in this penny - plain outline with Number one , The Cretan Runner , *
is an eye the twopenny colours of his own imaginawitness account of the battle ,
and of the sub tion ; at the same time the author succeeds by sequent years of ...

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Encounter

reader to fill in this penny - plain outline with Number one , The Cretan Runner , *
is an eye the twopenny colours of his own imaginawitness account of the battle ,
and of the sub tion ; at the same time the author succeeds by sequent years of ...

Encounter

Author: Stephen Spender

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A Guide to Crete

The Cretan Insurrection of 1866-68 , W. J. Stillman ( 1874 ) . Les affaires de Crète
, Victor Bérard ( 1898 ) . The Cretan Drama , H.R.H. Prince George of Greece .
Greece and Crete 1941 , Christopher Buckley ( 1952 ) . The Cretan Runner ...

A Guide to Crete

Author: John Stewart Bowman

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Page: 200

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Greece in Print

The Cretan Runner , G . Psychoundakis Ages : 12 and up , Harcourt 8 . Inventing
Paradise , E . Keeley list $ 17 . 99 , GIP $ 13 . 60 7 . The Greek East and the Latin
West , P . Sherrard 10 . The Greek War of Independence , P . H . Paroulakis L ...

Greece in Print

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The Use of English

As Frank McCombie has pointed out ( ʻPaper - backs in School , XIII , 2 ) , one ' s
line is literary , not moral . The Cretan Runner and The Dam Busters both are war
books , but one can tell them apart : they belong on opposite sides . Lady 26 ...

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Crete

Pandelis Prevelakis , The Tale of a Town ( Doric Publications , Athens , 1977 ) :
an English translation ( by Kenneth Johnstone ) of this Cretan author ' s
affectionate portrait of Rethymnon . George Psychoundakis , The Cretan Runner (
Murray ...

Crete

Author: John Stewart Bowman

Publisher: Jonathan Cape

ISBN:

Page: 327

View: 694

The Library Catalogs of the Hoover Institution on War Revolution and Peace Stanford University

7 The Cretan runner the German Invasion of 07P97 Crete . London , Panther ed .
, 1997 . 160 p . 1llus . , map . 19cm . ( A panther book ) Autobiographical . Crete -
History . Polt Athanase , G Dr823 Les rapports de la Grèce et de l ' Egypte P769 ...

The Library Catalogs of the Hoover Institution on War  Revolution  and Peace  Stanford University

Author: Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace

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Greece

members of the resistance were the ' runners ' who relayed messages on foot
over the mountains . One of these runners , George Psychoundakis , wrote a
book based on his experiences entitled The Cretan Runner . Getting There &
Away ...

Greece

Author: David Willett

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 800

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Discusses the history and culture of Greece and recommends accommodations, restaurants, and attractions.