Memories of a Mountain War, Greece: 1944-1949

Matthews, Kenneth

Published by Longman, 1972
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Synopsis: Kenneth Matthews is uniquely equipped to chronicle the Greek civil war. When he was assigned to cover the war as correspondent for the BBC, he was already well acquainted with the country, its people and language. "Memories of a Mountain War" is history at first hand, a brilliant eye-witness account which corrects mistakes and omissions in the existing histories. It is also a record of an exciting personal adventure: Kenneth Matthews was kidnapped under the Lion Gate at Mycenae and forced to march night and day across the mountains to guerilla headquarters in the Peloponnese. The sequence of events from 1944 to 1949 is here set out in full perspective, though the author sees history not so much in terms of political and military manoeuvres as an amalgam of the experiences of individual men and women; their stories, extraordinary as some of them are, light up the narrative with the colours of everyday life. "Memories of a Mountain War" is a thrilling personal narrative, a picture of Greece which will haunt the memory. The classical landscape is frequently glimpsed, but the foreground scenes are those of pity and terror: bullets rake the temple columns, the beaches are mined, and guerilla bands roam the Arcadian valleys and olive-groves of Parnassus.

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Title: Memories of a Mountain War, Greece: 1944-...
Publisher: Longman
Publication Date: 1972
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Near Fine
Edition: First printing.

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Book Description Longman, 1972. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 1st Edition. Hardcover,284pp + 12 pages of glossy b&w photos, 2 b&w maps in text, index, NOT ex-library. Gentle, faint age-spotting on outer page edges externally. Otherwise a very good copy. Interior is clean, bright, untanned, with unmarked text, free of inscriptions and stamps. No readily noticeable internal creasing, firm secure binding throughout. Dust jacket is unclipped, untorn, with very little wear (short minor creases and tiny areas of wear to protective laminate, a touch of shelfwear). Signs of ageing: extensive spotting along the edges (noticeable mostly on flaps and inner panels); gently age-toned. -- Kenneth Matthews is uniquely equipped to chronicle the Greek civil war. When he was assigned to cover the war as correspondent for the BBC, he was already well acquainted with the country, its people and language. "Memories of a Mountain War" is history at first hand, a brilliant eye-witness account which corrects mistakes and omissions in the existing histories. It is also a record of an exciting personal adventure: Kenneth Matthews was kidnapped under the Lion Gate at Mycenae and forced to march night and day across the mountains to guerilla headquarters in the Peloponnese. The sequence of events from 1944 to 1949 is here set out in full perspective, though the author sees history not so much in terms of political and military manoeuvres as an amalgam of the experiences of individual men and women; their stories, extraordinary as some of them are, light up the narrative with the colours of everyday life. "Memories of a Mountain War" is a thrilling personal narrative, a picture of Greece which will haunt the memory. The classical landscape is frequently glimpsed, but the foreground scenes are those of pity and terror: bullets rake the temple columns, the beaches are mined, and guerilla bands roam the Arcadian valleys and olive-groves of Parnassus. Seller Inventory # 003802

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