British Spies and Conquered Greeks Turn Tide of War in North Africa - Surviving Saboteur Tells How

Apr 24, 2001, 01:00 ET from Cinema Talent International

    WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif., April 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Standing between Marshal
 Rommel and certain victory in Africa is a lifetime of supply ships at the port
 of Piraeus, Greece.  To sever this lifeline is the mission of British
 Intelligence and a young Petros Zervas.
     George N. Rumanes, a surviving saboteur who sank his first ship at 16,
 wrote, "The Man With The Black Worrybeads" to keep historical events alive and
 in homage to his fallen comrades, ($21.95 Authors Guild of America
 backinprint, iUniverse 877-823-9235) see http://www.blackworrybeads.com.
     "The year of 1942 was the worst of times for Greece and her allies," the
 author says.  "The British, losing the war in Africa, were able to reactivate
 the island of Malta and block the Italian ports which forced the Germans to
 turn Piraeus their main embarkation point for troops, fuel, and munitions."
     During that time the Nazis attempted to break the spirit of the Greek
 people by enforced hunger.  As Greece's own produce was sent to Germany,
 nearly 2000 men, women and children per day were dying of starvation and
 disease in Athens and Piraeus alone, Rumanes says.
     "This book is about the proud people of Piraeus at a strange and terrible
 time in their lives," the author says.  "It is a story of fierce resistance, a
 story of love, life and death, and the story of Petros Zervas who was known as
 the man with the black worrybeads."
     While the citizens were trying to stay alive, the covert operations by the
 allies escalated with the help of angry young Greeks, and Trudi, a character
 in the book who is the Austrian mistress of the German Commandant.  Although,
 classified as fiction, this story is based on Rumanes' personal experience.
     "The Man With The Black Worrybeads" builds in one long sustained rush to
 the dramatic attack on the Axis fleet, a massive assault that involves the
 British, Nazis, Petros Zervas and his crew, even Trudi -- as the fate of war
 hangs in balance.
     "The Man With The Black Worrybeads" (ISBN: 0-595-00397-4) is available on
 all online booksellers.  For more information enter
 http://www.blackworrybeads.com.  Bookstores and libraries contact iUniverse
 877-823-9235, and the Ingram Book Group.
 
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    WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif., April 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Standing between Marshal
 Rommel and certain victory in Africa is a lifetime of supply ships at the port
 of Piraeus, Greece.  To sever this lifeline is the mission of British
 Intelligence and a young Petros Zervas.
     George N. Rumanes, a surviving saboteur who sank his first ship at 16,
 wrote, "The Man With The Black Worrybeads" to keep historical events alive and
 in homage to his fallen comrades, ($21.95 Authors Guild of America
 backinprint, iUniverse 877-823-9235) see http://www.blackworrybeads.com.
     "The year of 1942 was the worst of times for Greece and her allies," the
 author says.  "The British, losing the war in Africa, were able to reactivate
 the island of Malta and block the Italian ports which forced the Germans to
 turn Piraeus their main embarkation point for troops, fuel, and munitions."
     During that time the Nazis attempted to break the spirit of the Greek
 people by enforced hunger.  As Greece's own produce was sent to Germany,
 nearly 2000 men, women and children per day were dying of starvation and
 disease in Athens and Piraeus alone, Rumanes says.
     "This book is about the proud people of Piraeus at a strange and terrible
 time in their lives," the author says.  "It is a story of fierce resistance, a
 story of love, life and death, and the story of Petros Zervas who was known as
 the man with the black worrybeads."
     While the citizens were trying to stay alive, the covert operations by the
 allies escalated with the help of angry young Greeks, and Trudi, a character
 in the book who is the Austrian mistress of the German Commandant.  Although,
 classified as fiction, this story is based on Rumanes' personal experience.
     "The Man With The Black Worrybeads" builds in one long sustained rush to
 the dramatic attack on the Axis fleet, a massive assault that involves the
 British, Nazis, Petros Zervas and his crew, even Trudi -- as the fate of war
 hangs in balance.
     "The Man With The Black Worrybeads" (ISBN: 0-595-00397-4) is available on
 all online booksellers.  For more information enter
 http://www.blackworrybeads.com.  Bookstores and libraries contact iUniverse
 877-823-9235, and the Ingram Book Group.
 
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