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Victory of a Sort: The British in Greece 1941-46 E. D. (Eric Davi
Victory of a Sort: The British in Greece 1941-46 E. D. (Eric Davi

Victory of a Sort: The British in Greece 1941-46 - E. D. (Eric David) Smith

London: Robert Hale, 1988, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper.

Signed by the author, with dedication, on the title page — without provenance. Includes: List of Acronyms; Black & white photographs; Chronological tables (1); Maps;

From the cover: “A comprehensive and dramatic history of Britain’s involvement in Greece during and immediately after the last war. Following the Nazi invasion of Greece in April 1941, the British sent some of their finest men to support the action of the Greek resistance. And again, in 1944, the British came to liberate the country and to staunch the tide of civil war: alas, this time their opponents were Greeks.

Did the British simply rescue their allies or did they attempt to restore a government most favourable to their interests? Controversy about the role played by Britain in war-torn Greece has not diminished with the passing years. Brigadier ‘Birdie’ Smith, a highly regarded military historian and experienced ex-soldier who served in Greece from 1944 to early 1946, takes a fresh look at the six-year succession of tragic events which shook Greece, and the aftermath of the savage civil war which saw 150,000 people dead and 100,000 homeless.

Even though the victory was one ‘that was never really won’, Brigadier Smith shows how, if Britain had not opposed the communist ELAS, Greece would be firmly behind the Iron Curtain today.”


Size: 8¾" x 5½". Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 271 pages.
£10.50
Victory of a Sort: The British in Greece 1941-46 E. D. (Eric Davi