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The Cretan Runner: His Story of the German Occupation

Psychoudakis, George/Fermor, Patrick Leigh (trans/intro/annotations)/Fielding, Xan (annotations)

ISBN 10: 0719511267 / ISBN 13: 9780719511264
Published by John Murray 2nd printing, London, 1968
Hardcover
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xii, 242 p., photos, map, index, 8vo; Good/no dust jacket, slightly cocked, bookplate on front pastedown, gift inscription on front endpaper. Bookseller Inventory # 46083

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Title: The Cretan Runner: His Story of the German ...

Publisher: John Murray 2nd printing, London

Publication Date: 1968

Binding: Hardcover

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Synopsis:

George Psychoundakis was a young shepherd boy who knew the island of Crete intimately when the Nazis invaded by air in 1941. He immediately joined the resistance and took on the crucial job of war-time runner. It was not only the toughest but the most dangerous job of all. It involved immense journeys carrying vital messages, smuggling arms and explosives and guiding Allied soldiers, agents and commandos through heavily garrisoned territory. And George did not escape capture and torture on his many forays. This brilliant account of George's activities across mountainous terrain, come blazing summer or freezing winter, is a gripping story of bravery against impossible odds.

About the Author:

George Psychoundakis was born in Crete in 1920. After a brief period of schooling he lived as a shepherd until the beginning of the German occupation in 1941, when he joined the Cretan resistance as a runner. He was later awarded the BEM.

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