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Greek Festival of Sydney presents the launch of:

Diggers and Greeks: The Australian Campaigns in Greece and Crete

Anzac War Memorial, Hyde Park, Sydney

Tuesday 6th April 2010 6.30 – 9.00

 Launched by The Honourable Bob Carr:

‘Reading Diggers and Greeks, I am reminded of the remarkable rapport between the Australian army and Greek citizens in World War II: Young Australian soldiers battling to protect Greek independence against the odds, ultimately failing but achieving an unprecedented friendship between a native people and an overseas army. Maria Hill tells a compelling story of the relationship that emerged between Australians and Greeks, for the first time in the detail it deserve and with a scholar’s command of the material, while not neglecting the Greek perspective but with a great feel for the emotions involved in these complex campaigns, inhabited by people both sympathetic and hostile to the Allied cause.'

Followed by a performance by ‘The Belles’ of wartime favourites including an Andrews Sisters medley.


A Performance by the Dance Group of the Cretan Association Sydney and NSW.

Cretan Association of Sydney and NSW Dance Group
Cretan Association of Sydney and NSW Dance Group


Light refreshments will be served at the conclusion of the launch.

Books will also be available for sale on the night signed by the author

RSVP: Monday 29th March 2010 (before Easter long weekend)

Dimi Lafazanos  | Festival Manager

Greek Festival of Sydney / Greek Film Festival

phone +61 2 9750 0440