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The Ariadne Objective

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In the bleakest years of the Second World War when it appeared that nothing could slow the advance of the German army, Hitler set his sights on the Mediterranean island of Crete, the ideal staging ground for domination of the Middle East. But German command had not counted on the strength of the Cretan resistance or 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 who found themselves serving because, as one of them put it, they had made 'the obsolete choice of Greek at school'. John Pendlebury, a swashbuckling archaeologist with a glass eye and a swordstick; Xan Fielding, a writer who would later produce the English translations of books like Bridge on the River Kwai and Planet of the Apes; Sandy Rendel, a future Times reporter, who prided himself on a disguise that left him looking more ragged and fierce than the Cretans he fought alongside; and Patrick Leigh Fermor, the future travel-writing luminary who, as a teenager in the early 1930s, walked across Europe, a continent already beginning to feel the effects of Hitler's rise to power. Having infiltrated occupied Crete, these British gentleman spies teamed with Cretan partisans to carry out a cunning plan to disrupt Nazi manoeuvres, culminating in a daring, high-risk plot to abduct the island’s German commander. In this thrilling and little known episode of Second World War history, Wes Davis paints a brilliant portrait of some extraordinary characters and tells a story of triumph against all the odds.

The Ariadne Objective

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The incredible true story of the World War II spies, including Patrick Leigh Fermor and John Pendlebury, who fought to save Crete and block Hitler's march to the East. 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. In this thrilling untold story of World War II, Wes Davis offers a brilliant portrait of a group of legends in the making, against the backdrop of one of the war’s most exotic locales.

Acta Cytologica

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Includes abstracts of papers of various symposia.

Advanced Transport Telematics

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Culture and Identity in Knowledge Organization

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This volume contains: Proceedings of the Tenth International ISKO Conference 5-8 August 2008 Montreal, Canada.

Catullus Indictment of Rome

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Entity relationship Approach

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Transport Telematics 1993

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The Listener

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Ariadne s Thread

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Anonym: Historia von D. Johann Fausten 1587 erscheint anonym im Verlag des Frankfurter Druckers Johann Spies die Geschichte von Johann Georg Faust, die die Hauptquelle der späteren Faustdichtung werden wird. Edition Holzinger. Taschenbuch Berliner Ausgabe, 2013 Vollständiger, durchgesehener Neusatz bearbeitet und eingerichtet von Michael Holzinger Erstdruck: Frankfurt am Main (Johann Spies) 1587. Textgrundlage ist die Ausgabe: Historia von D. Johann Fausten, dem weitbeschreyten Zauberer unnd Schwartzkünstler. In: Das Volksbuch vom Doctor Faust. Nach der ersten Augabe, 1587, herausgegeben von Robert Petsch, Zweite Auflage, Halle a.d.S.: Niemeyer, 1911. Herausgeber der Reihe: Michael Holzinger Reihengestaltung: Viktor Harvion Umschlaggestaltung unter Verwendung des Bildes: Faust und Margarethe. Öl auf Holz. Unten rechts signiert: J. Tissot. Gesetzt aus Minion Pro, 10 pt.

Mainstream

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TIMS ORSA Bulletin

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Boston University international law journal

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Listening to Strauss Operas

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First Published in 1990. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Music and Historical Critique

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The titles in this series bring together a selection of previously published and some unpublished essays by leading authorities in the field of critical musicology. Each author has made a selection of their own work in one volume with an introduction which discusses the essays chosen and puts them into context.

CORDIS Focus

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The Chaucer Review

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A journal of medieval studies and literary criticism.

Coordination Languages and Models

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Canadian Review of Comparative Literature

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