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Offline Viviene

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Re: Corfu History
« Reply #45 on: July 24, 2012, 06:01:44 PM »
Thank you again Bob

Will do some research on that area as well.

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Re: Corfu History
« Reply #46 on: July 25, 2012, 01:20:21 AM »
Viv, if you google "Heroes of Lefkimmi" you will find the story that I think is the one Jan posted to another forum some time ago (maybe not the same version). The Corfiots aquitted themselves very well.

Also very interesting are the exploits of the American 122nd Infantry Battalion (for 122 years of Greek independence.) It was composed of Greek Nationals who found themselves in the US when Greece entered the war (merchant marine, for example), young Greek-Americans, and non-Greeks ("Houlihan was considered eligible by the War Department because he just had 'studied Greek at a prep school in Wisconsin'."). They were parachuted into Greece and fought along with the resistance and British mostly in northern Greece. The short version of their story, from which I took the quote about Maj. Houlihan, can be read here:

  http://www.militaryhistoryonline.com/wwii/articles/ossgreece.aspx

But I highly recommend the first-person  by Andrew Mousalimas:

http://www.pahh.com/oss/toc.html

It's a very vivid account that includes interesting observations on the resistance and the Greek government-in-exile that I think resonate to the present day. Anyone who liked the book Eleni will probably find this memoir well worth reading. There are photos of memorial statues and plaques visitors to Greece can see today.
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Re: Corfu History
« Reply #47 on: July 25, 2012, 09:02:35 AM »
Thank you Dasia for your help.

Brilliant.  You are a Star  :-*


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Offline mackllinvinger

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Re: Corfu History
« Reply #48 on: August 31, 2012, 01:26:48 PM »
Hello Friend's
it good knowledge ..
thanks for share history of corfu...

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Re: Corfu History
« Reply #49 on: August 31, 2012, 01:48:40 PM »
Fascinating thanks all - so much to digest  :)

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Re: Corfu History
« Reply #50 on: August 26, 2017, 10:37:35 AM »
If you would like more info, please let me know, but I have a feeling one of my future blogs will be on this subject!
Nafsica

Thank you! Very interesting.
In the 1930s ships came to the old port. People passed through the customs building. Is this building preserved? Where was it located?
Maybe someone will tell?

Offline jan

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Re: Corfu History
« Reply #51 on: August 26, 2017, 10:32:45 PM »
Faliraki I think

San Stefano Estate (historical villa welcoming visitors) Benitses
www.SanStefanoEstate.com

 

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