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This is the story of the ill-fated Greek campaign told through the reminiscences of the men of the three services who took part, many of whom, are now members of the Brotherhood of Veterans of the Greek Campaign. Here are the raw emotions – courage, fear, frustration and patience of those involved. The book consists of accounts of the horrors of the retreat in April 1941 of the British Expeditionary Force through Mainland Greece to the Peloponnese. In the absence of RAF cover, soldiers underwent continuous bombardment by the un-opposed Luftwaffe and suffered severe casualties. Thanks to the Royal Navy which is universally praised in these accounts, many escaped, but 10,000 soldiers were left behind and captured, forced to endure four harsh years in German POW camps. Through-out, there is gratitude to the Greek civilian population, who did what they could to succour the retreating army, nurse the wounded and who wept as those captured were hustled off to prison.
World War Two experiences of a former member of the Royal Tank Regiment. ” If you want to know what it was really like to fight in tanks in the North African campaign – the noise, the smells, the flies, the scorpions, the almost surreal horror – you will not find a better book.” James Delingpole, The Spectator
“Everyone should read this to gain an appreciation for the sacrifices made by this ‘Greatest Generation’. Despite what he writes to the contrary, you father really is a hero who came face to face with tyranny and spat at it. Just unbelievable courage…” Randy Rhinesmith, Hotbutton Creative
The Wrath of the Gods: The fortunes of three British servicemen sent on an ill-fated campaign to Greece during the Second World War by M Y Speak
Edgar Harrison: Soldier – Patriot and Ultra Wireless Operator to Winston Churchill by Geoffrey Pidgeon
Espionage behind the Wire by Howard Greville
The first ever biography about Lt Cdr Mike Cumberlege DSO & Bar, Greek Medal of Honour, who was murdered in Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp some time between February – March 1945. Robin Knight has gathered together unique material from Cumberlege’s family and others, to tell the story of Cumberlege’s life. 163 pages. Hardback published by Fonthill Media LLC.
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