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By Julie Peakman

In September 1943, on the top of global struggle II, the Aegean island of Leros turned the location of the main pivotal conflict of the Dodecanese crusade because the British attempted, in useless, to preserve keep watch over of the island. Over the process brief months – from September 15, 1943 to November 17, 1943 – virtually 1,500 males misplaced their lives and hundreds and hundreds extra ended up in Prisoner-of-War camps.

In this ebook, modern day Leros resident Julie Peakman brings to existence the tale of the boys stuck up within the conflict in response to first-hand interviews and written bills together with diaries, letters, and journals. She tells of the arrangements of the warriors best as much as the conflict, the determined hand-to-hand combating, and the pain continued from continuous bombings. She additionally indicates the level of the men's melancholy on the allied hand over, the various next bold escapes, and the negative years of incarceration when you have been captured and imprisoned.

Many of the heart-rending money owed of the conflict are advised right here for the 1st time, delivering a special eyewitness tackle this forgotten nook of worldwide warfare II.

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