Enjoying The Site
Posted 29 March 2008 - 01:47 PM
Posted 29 March 2008 - 03:39 PM
The archbishop figure you mention represents Abbot Lagouvardas who was instrumental in helping Commander 'Skipper' Pool evacuate many men, and some women, from Preveli beach via submarines HMS Torbay and HMS Thrasher. There is more about Thrasher elsewhere on this site. Lagouvadas had to be evacuated himself at one point, it was known that he had helped escaping allied POWs, and his departure ensured the safety of remaining monks at Preveli. He died in Cairo before the end of the war as far as I recall. He was awarded a British honour (OBE ?)
The memorial is a popular spot for visitors - though I do wish they would leave the gates open!
By the by, disagreement with another's opinions are not barred here, so long as it is friendly and respects others rights to hold differering views.
Posted 29 March 2008 - 11:33 PM
Posted 30 March 2008 - 02:35 PM
Posted 30 March 2008 - 03:22 PM
I was in an internet cafe at that point so I'd like to blame my typo on the sticky keyboard. No sign of mice at all, just some excellent boards around the monument to explain the Australian effort in the defence and retreat from Crete.
Posted 31 March 2008 - 04:11 PM
There's a very mice Australian memorial in Rethymn
i thought that was at Rodentkino?
Posted 31 March 2008 - 06:00 PM
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Posted 05 April 2008 - 07:00 PM