Tag Archives: Second world war

1218 – Athos and the Second World War

Athos: Easter 1941 In blog no. 1119 and 1176  I reviewed the book “Wege am Athos” from Reinhold Zwerger. A chapter about the 2nd World War (page 237 and further) is of special interest, because we can show you some … Continue reading

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760 – Athos during WW II

Karyes – Eastern 1941, three German soldiers with two monks. Soon after the book Monchsland Athos by Dr. F. Dolger was published in oktober 1942, see 599. Wim, 6/4

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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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575 – WW II and Athos part two

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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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247 – Hitlers portrait in Panteleimon 1942

Pictures of the Tsars (Alexander 3 and Nicolaas 2?) Tsarina’s , abbots and other holy men but who do we see in the centre?! Germany was in charge in Greece during WW2 so they had to (or did voluntarily) remove … Continue reading

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