I would like to thank Peter Scott in New Zealand for all he has done for me, without meeting him I wouldn’t be making this trip.

Thanks to Phil Green of Wellington New Zealand for rekindling my interest in this part of Cretes long history ,when we met in London in 1992

The Lambert family of Whangarei whose father Arthur made the walk to Sphakia then went “on the run” living in the mountains of Crete for a year before being captured and set to Germany for the rest of the war.

Thanks to Deirdre Hauschild for welcoming me in Tauranga and introducing me to Crete veterans and others who share a keen interest in the subject.

And of course three men of Crete: Dimitris Skartsilakis of Rethymnon,Ioannis Prekatsounakis of Heraklion and Stelios Tripalitakis of Galatas who along with their continual friendship and support took my interest and knowledge of the Battle to another level .

Sponsorship comes in many forms and I would like to thank the following people and companies for their positive support and assistance through both sponsorship and other means to help make this trip possible.

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