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1955 – The story of the three WWII soldiers who came to thank the monks in 1944

  In November 1944, three New Zealand servicemen (here two of them on the photo in front of Paulou monastery HV) went to Mount Athos in northern Greece, to present citations to various monasteries whose inhabitants, in spite of serious risks to … Continue reading

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654 – more about the book "Dare to be free"

In post nr 574 I described the book of W.B. Thomas and his escape to Mount Athos in 1941 (252 pages). The first 150 pages of the book are about his escape, after being captured in Crete by the German … Continue reading

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574 – a novel about WW II and Athos

Dare to be free by W.B. Thomas, PAN-Books LTD : London. 1955 and Walter Babington Thomas (Paperback – 9 Mar 2006) 252 pages. “One of the greatest escape stories of World War Two”. DARE TO BE FREE is outstanding even … Continue reading

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