A Cretan Legend Passes On
Posted 10 June 2011 - 06:10 PM
Posted 11 June 2011 - 03:42 AM
Posted 11 June 2011 - 07:13 PM
Your information sparked my own research and reading that has added tremendous value and enjoyment to my time in Crete.
I have just read that there is to be a remake of “The Dam Busters” so fingers crossed there might be a new version of “Ill Met by Moonlight”.
Posted 13 June 2011 - 09:29 PM
I heard about the remake of The Dambusters, apparently they will change the name of his dog so as not to offend! I somehow doubt that a remake of IMBM would seek to be nearer the truth, always fail to understand why the true story wasn't good enough on its own. I can't remember who has the rights to the book these days, I don't think they are still with Billy's daughters.
I'm delighted that knowledge of Paddy has added to your appreciation of Crete- it most certainly did for me.
Posted 14 June 2011 - 03:36 AM
Posted 15 June 2011 - 05:30 PM
After the show they went off to a taverna and, according to Paddy, some elements of the press had a pop at Paddy. Kreipe stood up for him saying how he had acted like a prefect gentleman - and the press slunk off.
Posted 16 June 2011 - 07:39 PM
Posted 22 June 2012 - 08:14 PM
What a wonderful clip - only just seen it. It makes me feel humble, watching these very real and very genuine heroes, and the relationship they now have with a man who was a lethal and thoroughly hated enemy or theirs.
A small article about Patrick Leigh Fermor’ appearance on the Greek TV show “This is Your Life” in 1972 together with some of the antartes that participated in the abduction of General Kreipe as well as the surprise appearance of the General himself. The article provides a link to view the program on YouTube but would require an understanding of Greek to enjoy it in full.
Posted 28 June 2012 - 10:00 PM
fantastic to see them all