Book review: With SOE in Greece

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16 January 2019
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SOE’s work wasn’t just in western Europe as this account of Pat Evans adventures in northern Greece in 1943 makes clear.

Author: TOM EVANS

Reviewed by: Duncan Evans 

 

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SOE’s work wasn’t just in western Europe as this account of Pat Evans adventures in northern Greece in 1943 makes clear. It’s written by his son, Tom, which has the advantage of access to private photos and letters of correspondence. Pat reported to the Cairo station of SOE and many reports and documents are now filed in the national archives.

 

The problem for Pat was not just avoiding the murderous grasp of SS units roaming Greece, but treading cautiously around the factions in a civil war in Greece and separatist forces in the Balkans.

 

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The story is interesting, the danger was high but text is perfunctory, rather than thrilling.

 

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• Pen & Sword

• 170 pages • Hardback • £19.99

 

As reviewed in The Armourer January 2019.

 

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