I’m in Greece in November-December 2017 doing research for a play/PhD I’m writing about my grandmother, Olga Stambolis, who was a spy in Greece in WW2. I’ll be driving in the central and northern parts of Greece, through where the andartes (resistance fighters) did their thing against the Germans. We’ll be going on roads that were almost impassible in 1941 to see the villages… places like Theodoriana and Rendina. Then on to Greek Macedonia and back down the path taken by the Germans as they moved towards Athens in April 1941. It was the beginning of a tragedy that killed 100,000 Greeks, including many in villages across the country.

See the section “Greece 2017” for my daily updates during the trip.

Please feel free to get in contact, either about my work as a broadcaster, an RMIT academic, or as the author of this this bit of Greek history.

Phil xx