In the Years of the War

‘In the Years of the War’ – a collection of stories as told by some of the people of the villages of Olympos and Diafani in the north of the Greek island of Karpathos.

These are NOT stories about war itself but, rather, about the day-to-day lives of the local people struggling under foreign occupation. They are largely verbatim transcripts of tales recounted by the locals to Manolis Makris recalling their own experiences and the hardships undergone during this time – not omitting some amusing aspects!

This e-book is a small compilation of those stories, selected by Manolis Makris’ brother, Giorgos Makris, and translated into English by Giorgos in conjunction with Bob Bowden, a long-time resident of the village of Diafani.

Compilation of stories copyright ©2019,2021 Manolis Makris. Translation from the original Greek into English ©2019,2021 Giorgos Makris and Bob Bowden