A. T. Casdagli with Alexis Penny in Crete
on 1 June 1991 for the 50th anniversary of
his capture there on 1 June 1941

A Butterfly Saved My Life!

Myconos Harbour Quite out of the blue, one day in…

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March 20, 2019

The Hadamar Kids Club

The Hadamar Kids Club is the only club to which…

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March 14, 2019

Blue Tattooed Numbers

My father never talked about the war, at least not…

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January 15, 2019

Sleeping With Mosquitoes

A few minutes’ walk from London’s Imperial War Museum, shrouded…

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October 16, 2018

By Chance In A Car Park

In a car park by the Fort of Chania, a…

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September 15, 2018

Needling The Nazis

I wrote this article for Fine Cell Work’s Prisoners Newsletter….

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August 15, 2018

Posthumous Pals

The Mark Coleman Embroidery    A T Casdagli had a…

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July 15, 2018

From a Prisoner’s Daughter

Esther Freud, the novelist, who I’d never met before but…

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June 15, 2018

Among The True Elect

    I don’t think my father, A T Casdagli, ever…

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May 15, 2018

Poppy Day, 2015

Casdagli by Haig    Known as Poppy or Remembrance or…

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April 15, 2018

ΌΧΙ! NO! Day!

‘Όχι’ means ‘no’ in Greek. On 28 October 1940, Fascist…

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March 15, 2018

War Child

   I first met Mrs Mary Agrafiotou at the Launch…

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February 15, 2018

Strawberries In Prison

I learn Greek. Francoise in our Greek class, like me,…

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January 15, 2018

Casdagli’s Children

Today is 10 April 2015. On this day in 1906…

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December 16, 2017

Making the Impossible Happen

“I don’t know how you did that!” gasped the unforgettably…

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November 16, 2017

Hats off to Lynda Bellingham!

Sunday, 28 September 2014 I woke up early to do…

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October 16, 2017


Greece, August, 1948. The Second World War ended three years…

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September 16, 2017