1. 51highland

    51highland Very Senior Member

    This memorial was just 100 metres or so from the apartments i stayed in in crete, It is all in Greek but I was told it depicts British and Anzac names as well as Cretans. Also told that they hold a service every year. Usually a Brit or two and the occasional kiwi/ Oz turns up.
     

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  2. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Impressive.Hope you had a good holiday Richard.Was it all beach or did you do some battlefield touring too?
     
  3. 51highland

    51highland Very Senior Member

    Girlies don't really enjoy the battlefield bit, managed to take her to CWG at Souda Bay and took her to Chania and ended up going in the museum there. Good exhibition and story and Pics about battle of Crete 1941. Cost me a couple of Ice creams tho, but it was worth it, lol. Got nice pics of Souda, the entrance, cemetery and looking out to the bay from the cemetery. Not a bad place to be laid to rest.
     
  4. 51highland

    51highland Very Senior Member

    Commonwealth war cemetery Souda bay, for those who have not seen it.
     

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  5. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Family holiday to Crete coming up then!What a location for a Cemetery. Lovely.Thanks for the photos.
     
  6. poppypiper

    poppypiper Junior Member

    Hi,

    Nice photo of the monument. Set me resarching. Am off on a war greaves pilgrimage with a difference in September 2008. For past two decades I have travelled the world seeking out the lost, forgotten and remote Commonwealth war graves. It all started in Suda Bay and I am returning but this time to visit the towns/villages of the civilians who shouted "NO SURRENDER" and died for their courage. Although I have much information on civilian memorials I will be grateful for any more details.
    Bill Jenkins
    The Lone Piper
     
  7. poppypiper

    poppypiper Junior Member

    Hi,
    Me again. Where exactly is the monument in your photo. You mention your arttment but not where it was. Thanks mate.
     
  8. 51highland

    51highland Very Senior Member

    Sent you details in a e-mail.!!!
     
  9. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER

    I have photos of the RAAF boys buried there in Suda Bay, thanks to some avid photographer.

    Suda Bay 400772 Betteridge_AF.JPG
     
  10. 4th wilts

    4th wilts Discharged

    i was planning a holiday to crete,but my friend flew,as the pressure ghanged with altitude,his leg bag exploded.so i am more than a little apprehensive.4th wilts.
     
  11. Trincomalee

    Trincomalee Senior Member

    Was it in Crete that Patrick Leigh Fermor captured a German general with Cretan partisans ?
    I think a film was made about it .

    I believe he is still trying to finish his trilogy about a 1930's walk from London to Constantinople .
     
  12. 51highland

    51highland Very Senior Member

    "Ill met by moonlight" with Dirk Bogorde.
     
  13. Trincomalee

    Trincomalee Senior Member

    That's the one !
     
  14. chubby60

    chubby60 Junior Member

    what an impressive site for wargraves, i to have visited souda bay quite a way from where i was staying in Gouves but a wonderful trip my wifes father was an S.O.E on Crete
     
  15. chubby60

    chubby60 Junior Member

    Hi Trimconalee
    Was interested in what you posted about Patrick Leigh Fermor as i was kindly sent a dvd about a kind of "This is your life" about him, it's in greek and it shows neally all the resistance that helped him capture the General it also has Kriepe in it
     
  16. Lt Fontino

    Lt Fontino Junior Member

    Greetings!
    As far as gen. Kreipe is concerned, there are severals docs made in the last 30-40 years. Of a lot of interest though is a Greek film of the 60s, "The Island of the Braves". In fact -desides the plot- demostrates very clearly the particular mentality of Cretan people!
    Cheers!
    Lt.Fontino!!!
     
  17. chubby60

    chubby60 Junior Member

    at last thought this site was dead thank you Lt Fontino i will make an effort to try and find it, thanks again
     
  18. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

  19. Lt Fontino

    Lt Fontino Junior Member

    To all Commonwealth Vets. m& relatives.
    Near Athens -by the seaside "Kalamaki"- is the Commonwealth War Cemetary. Anyone that has a dear one burried there, be free to contract me with the particulars & I'll be happy to find the grave & send the picture!
    Lt Fontino!
     
  20. Lt Fontino

    Lt Fontino Junior Member

    To chubby60!
    As far as the "The Island of the Braves" is concerned, I'll be happy to find a legal copuy of it. Just let me know -after all that "should"be the society be for, helping each other!
    Lt Fontino!
    p/s: Let us keep it alive! No rude coments pls!
     

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