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Offline Chris H.

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« Reply #30 on: November 27, 2008, 07:42:59 PM »
Graeme:

Reminds me very much of the first time we arrived at Plakias at the crack of dawn after driving down from Heraklion.

Funny that is, you are the second person that thinks it's early morning but it's just before sunset. look how the light is coming from the west


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« Reply #31 on: November 27, 2008, 08:30:07 PM »
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Meanwhile, back at the ranch

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i like that a lot!!!

graeme

i haven't a clue!!!  where or what!

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« Reply #32 on: November 27, 2008, 08:35:00 PM »
QUOTE(Chris H. @ Nov 27 2008, 02:41 PM)
Meanwhile, back at the ranch


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i like that a lot!!!

Thank you master....

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« Reply #33 on: November 27, 2008, 11:09:03 PM »
hmmm  driven through Irapetra, isn't quite the same as been there!  

i'm afraid i can't correct you, cos i don't know! i thought that area was under the Italians, but i'm not 100% sure, i was under the impression there were very few casualties under their control. ano vianos is in lassithi iirc??

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« Reply #34 on: November 28, 2008, 11:26:05 AM »
it's further west than i thought it was, an area i've not really seen properly

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« Reply #35 on: November 28, 2008, 07:29:44 PM »
Graeme,

This memorial is slightly to the west of Ano Viannos.  I remember the time when a resistance leader, not a part of Viannos but inland from there was led to the impression, wrongly, that the British were about to invade and liberate the island. He conducted an attack on a German patrol in the mountains and killed around a hundred of them.

The reprisal for this attack was conducted by General Meuller  and centred on Ano Viannos and the surrounding villages. The Germans moved into Viannos and murdered everyone, men women and children, that they found there. They continued into several villages around Viannos with equal ferocity.

When I was there there even in 1966 there was a strange air of uncertainty, of fear.


Ray


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« Reply #36 on: November 29, 2008, 12:10:49 AM »
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I remember the time when a resistance leader, not a part of Viannos
Ray
my word Ray!!!  i never realised you were that old!  you must tell us the secret of your youth!!!    



you are, of course, referring to Kaptain Bandouvas, when hearing about the deception plans for the invasion of Italy but not given the deception bit, attacked german forces in kato syme, much to the annoyance of the local SOE guys. he was hounded out of his 'home' area by the germans looking for him and driven west

IIRC and this is off the top of my head, his independent action caused a huge problem with the resistance and he was demanding being taken off crete at one point

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« Reply #37 on: December 04, 2008, 04:14:27 PM »
warning.....

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« Reply #38 on: December 04, 2008, 06:18:28 PM »
More warnings!

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« Reply #39 on: December 14, 2008, 03:06:50 PM »
Gathered enough nuts and honey (and single malt!) so it's time to hibernate now!
Before I go: one more pic!

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Merry Christmas!


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« Reply #40 on: December 15, 2008, 09:34:29 PM »
Graeme, that did actually make me laugh out loud!!

Chris, Great image! merry christmas!

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« Reply #41 on: December 15, 2008, 09:38:06 PM »
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Graeme, that did actually make me laugh out loud!!

Chris, Great image! merry christmas!



another pic from last christmas but i didn't submit this to the competition  



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« Reply #42 on: December 16, 2008, 01:56:02 PM »
A very public convenience
Chas



Stupidity is its own reward.

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« Reply #43 on: December 16, 2008, 11:13:28 PM »
sougia....


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« Reply #44 on: December 17, 2008, 09:46:17 PM »
was that you on the beach fishing?

oh!  you handsome rascal!