The Cretan Runner - Penguin World War II Collection (Paperback)
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The Cretan Runner - Penguin World War II Collection (Paperback)

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Paperback 368 Pages / Published: 06/08/2009
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The legendary story of a resistance hero

'Full of death and excitement' - Sunday Times

'Unique' - TLS

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.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780141043340
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 266 g
Dimensions: 200 x 133 x 22 mm


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Full of death, and the excitement of a fighter who wildly enjoys his own part of the dangerous business * Sunday Times *
Unique * The Times Literary Supplement *

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“True story of courage and resistance”

This is a must read book for anyone visiting Crete who wants to know about the courageous Cretans,who helped the allied troups escape the island following the German invasion at Maleme, and formed resistance groups in... More

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