In 1941 a relative of my wife was wounded in the battle of Crete, captured and sent to a prisoner-of-war hospital in Thessaloniki. He escaped and made his way on foot to the Holy Mountain.
For many months he was sheltered by the monks and then was able to escape and eventually found his way back to his unit in Syria.
He wrote a book about his experiences, called ‘Dare to be Free’. It was a best seller after the war.
In 2016, he decided to republish this book and I was asked to do the maps for it.