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Stronghold free pdf "During the Second World War, Xan Fielding served for two years as an officer in the British Special Operations Executive on German-occupied Crete, where he ran an intelligence network in co-operation with the Cretan resistance movement. Seven years later, Fielding returned to Crete to spend a year travelling in the island's White Mountains (the "stronghold" of the title), revisiting sites of his wartime exploits and seeking out former comrades who had returned to their peacetime lives. His sojourn resulted in this remarkable memoir, a documentary-like record of days spent among Cretan peasants blended with history and literature -- a travelogue like no other. The Stronghold is a blending of "history and culture with experience, but one wedded to fidelity. Fielding never arrives- there is no great journey of self. There is just a question answered about the war and youth ...he can't shake Crete, as no man can shake the formative experience of his youth." -- from the new foreword by Robert Messenger

About Xan Fielding

Xan Fielding (19181991) was a British writer and traveler, and a lifelong friend of Patrick Leigh Fermor, who served with him in Crete during World War II. (The introduction to Fermor's A Time of Gifts is written as a "Letter to Xan Fielding.") Fielding also translated many novels from French, most notably, The Bridge on the River Kwai and The Planet of the Apes.

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Author : Xan Fielding
Publisher : Paul Dry Books, Inc
Data Published : 01 July 2013
ISBN : 1589880854
EAN : 9781589880856
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 298 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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