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The Ariadne objective : the underground war to rescue Crete from the Nazis, Wes Davis

Label
The Ariadne objective : the underground war to rescue Crete from the Nazis
Title
The Ariadne objective
Title remainder
the underground war to rescue Crete from the Nazis
Statement of responsibility
Wes Davis
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the bleakest years of World War II, when it appeared that nothing could slow the German army, Hitler set his sights on the Mediterranean island of Crete, the ideal staging ground for German domination of the Middle East. But German command had not counted on the eccentric band of British intelligence officers who would stand in their way, conducting audacious sabotage operations in the very shadow of the Nazi occupation force. The Ariadne Objective tells the remarkable story of the secret war on Crete from the perspective of these amateur soldiers--scholars, archaeologists, writers--who found themselves serving as spies in Crete because, as one of them put it, they had made "the obsolete choice of Greek at school": Patrick Leigh Fermor, a Byronic figure and future travel-writing luminary who as a teenager had walked across Europe in the midst of Hitler's rise to power; John Pendlebury, a swashbuckling archaeologist with a glass eye and a swordstick, who had been legendary archeologist Arthur Evans's assistant at Knossos before the war; Xan Fielding, a writer who would later produce the English translations of books like Bridge over the River Kwai and Planet of the Apes ; and Sandy Rendel, a future Times of London reporter, who prided himself on a disguise that left him looking more ragged and fierce than the Cretan mountaineers he fought alongside. Infiltrated into occupied Crete, these British gentleman spies teamed with Cretan partisans to carry out a cunning plan to disrupt Nazi maneuvers, culminating in a daring, high-risk plot to abduct the island's German commander
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Davis, Wes
Dewey number
940.54/21959
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
D802.G82
LC item number
C7424 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Occupation of Crete (Greece : 1941-1945)
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Secret service
  • Underground movements, War
  • Crete (Greece)
  • Great Britain
  • Greece
Label
The Ariadne objective : the underground war to rescue Crete from the Nazis, Wes Davis
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-317) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Tara
  • Moonstruck
  • Intersection
  • Bricklayer
  • Epilogue: Ritterlich!
  • Deposited on the limestone.
  • Shank's mare
  • Sword stick
  • Oak Apple Day
  • Fishpond
  • Spaghetti and ravioli
  • In the minotaur's lair.
  • Fleshpots
Control code
ocn819641568
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
xx, 329 pages
Isbn
9780307460134
Lccn
2012043960
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)819641568
  • (Sirsi) a1724303
Label
The Ariadne objective : the underground war to rescue Crete from the Nazis, Wes Davis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-317) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Tara
  • Moonstruck
  • Intersection
  • Bricklayer
  • Epilogue: Ritterlich!
  • Deposited on the limestone.
  • Shank's mare
  • Sword stick
  • Oak Apple Day
  • Fishpond
  • Spaghetti and ravioli
  • In the minotaur's lair.
  • Fleshpots
Control code
ocn819641568
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
xx, 329 pages
Isbn
9780307460134
Lccn
2012043960
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)819641568
  • (Sirsi) a1724303

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