This is a website for those sharing an interest in certain events in April and May 1944 in Crete, all that surrounds that time and place- and a bit more besides!
My interest started in 1990 after a visit to Crete and a reading of Billy Moss's book Ill Met By Moonlight. I thought that the particular beach that Billy and his party landed in Crete may well have been one I and a few friends had found on our visit. I decided to try and find out more.
Eighteen years on and whilst many questions have been answered, a few still evade for one reason or another - so I will keep digging away!
This website, and its predecessor www.kastri.co.uk, has been the means through which many fellow Crete and SOE enthusiasts have made contact and through which information has been found and shared. One such contact, in 2003, led to a few of us getting together in Crete to carry out research on the ground in 2005 and again in 2008. I have been fortunate in having the support and encouragement of many throughout my research, not least Paddy Leigh Fermor and the late George Psychoundakis
I hope you find the contents these of pages of interest.
Tim Todd May 2008
SEEKING INFORMATION. This site has proved successful in being the link between people seeking information about some aspect of Crete in WW2, and those with the answers.
Please follow this link to see some of the answers people are looking for. SEEKING INFORMATION
18th November 2010 . Update on Private Lagos, see A Conundrum link A conundrum.
2nd February 2012. Want to know the exact route? Please follow this link THE ROUTE to see as to why we cannot, at this time, provide all the details.
NEW May 2013. Found! Where Paddy stayed before meeting Moss party. Monastery of the Apostles
Watch out for updates following 2013 trip with Pete and Chris White.
A word on copyright. Where copyright of material is held by the webmaster or a team member, permission must be sought before using any of the material. This will usually be forthcoming for any bona fide researchers sharing our interest and without any onerous conditions. Some material for which the owner of the copyright is unknown, has been used on the site. In the event that this site contains material for which you hold the copyright and have not given permission for it's use, please draw my attention to the matter at your earliest convenience