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By Julie Peakman

In September 1943, on the top of worldwide struggle II, the Aegean island of Leros grew to become the positioning of the main pivotal conflict of the Dodecanese crusade because the British attempted, in useless, to continue keep watch over of the island. Over the process brief months – from September 15, 1943 to November 17, 1943 – nearly 1,500 males misplaced their lives and 1000's extra ended up in Prisoner-of-War camps.

In this e-book, modern day Leros resident Julie Peakman brings to lifestyles the tale of the lads stuck up within the conflict according to first-hand interviews and written debts together with diaries, letters, and journals. She tells of the arrangements of the warriors major as much as the conflict, the determined hand-to-hand struggling with, and the discomfort continued from continuous bombings. She additionally exhibits the level of the men's melancholy on the allied quit, the various next bold escapes, and the poor years of incarceration in the event you have been captured and imprisoned.

Many of the heart-rending debts of the conflict are instructed right here for the 1st time, supplying a special eyewitness tackle this forgotten nook of global battle II.

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