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The Resource Written on the knee : a diary from the Greek-Italian front of WWII, diary by Theodore Electris ; translated with commentary by Helen Electrie Lindsay

Written on the knee : a diary from the Greek-Italian front of WWII, diary by Theodore Electris ; translated with commentary by Helen Electrie Lindsay

Label
Written on the knee : a diary from the Greek-Italian front of WWII
Title
Written on the knee
Title remainder
a diary from the Greek-Italian front of WWII
Statement of responsibility
diary by Theodore Electris ; translated with commentary by Helen Electrie Lindsay
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • gre
  • eng
Summary
"Written on the Knee is a compilation of writing and images offering a unique eyewitness account of the Greek-Italian conflict of WWII. At its heart is the fascinating and heartrendering diary of a newlywed doctor, Theodore Electris, suddenly torn from his wife and immersed in a bloody war of attrition in the rugged Albanian mountains. Almost every diary entry mentions his "sweet wife," Chrysoula, but also describes the immediate frustrations and horrors of the conflict. Despite knowing from the prologue that "Phaedia" survives, the diary entries crease a tension that compels readers to keep moving with him, page after page." "Written on the Knee is a book for every history buff and every person of Greek extraction. The three hundred Spartans and other great heroes of ancient Greece have their modern counterparts in the Greek army, which valiantly defended its homeland in the freezing graveyard of the Albanian mountains. The same valorous spirit found throughout Greece's history shines through in this gripping diary of one homesick doctor on the front lines."-
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
CaPaEBR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Electris, Theodore
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
D807.G8
LC item number
E44 2008eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Lindsay, Helen Electrie
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Electris, Theodore
  • Electris, Theodore
  • Greece
  • Greece
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Physicians
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Medical care
  • Medical personnel
  • Military campaigns
  • Physicians
  • Albania
  • Greece
Label
Written on the knee : a diary from the Greek-Italian front of WWII, diary by Theodore Electris ; translated with commentary by Helen Electrie Lindsay
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 218-219)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Maps and Memorabilia
  • Introduction
  • Louis de Bernières
  • Historical Context: The State of Europe in 1940
  • Diary by Dr. Theodore Electris
  • How Chrysoula Got Her House Back
  • Aunt Elli's Poem
  • An Abridged History of Greek Involvement in World War II
  • Historical Note: Albania
Control code
732606270
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed
Extent
1 online resource (230 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780982458440
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
LIBRARY COPY INCLUDES UNLIMITED USER PERPETUAL ACCESS TO EBOOK
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)732606270
Label
Written on the knee : a diary from the Greek-Italian front of WWII, diary by Theodore Electris ; translated with commentary by Helen Electrie Lindsay
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 218-219)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Maps and Memorabilia
  • Introduction
  • Louis de Bernières
  • Historical Context: The State of Europe in 1940
  • Diary by Dr. Theodore Electris
  • How Chrysoula Got Her House Back
  • Aunt Elli's Poem
  • An Abridged History of Greek Involvement in World War II
  • Historical Note: Albania
Control code
732606270
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed
Extent
1 online resource (230 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780982458440
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
LIBRARY COPY INCLUDES UNLIMITED USER PERPETUAL ACCESS TO EBOOK
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)732606270

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