At Penpoint. Journalistic Memories

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Identity
Author/s: 
Tsimbidaros, Vasos
Title: 
Me tin akri tis penas. Dimosiographikes anamniseis
Publication type: 
Book
Publisher: 
Kastanioti
Place of publication: 
Athens
Year of publication: 
1995
Content
Subject category : 
Century: 
20th
Content Description (long): 

“The author of the book, Vasos Tsibidaros, was a journalist for half a century; he lived all the major events of our modern history: the Greek-Italian war, the drama of the Occupation and the great adventure of the Civil War that devastated Greece.

In 1944, after Liberation, Archbishop-Viceroy Damaskenos assigned him to head the Press Office and from this post, he experienced first-hand all the diplomatic and political events, behind the scenes, that were involved in rebuilding the state that had been devastated by the war and Occupation.

The author also describes pre-war Athens, with its nightclubs, restaurants, shops and the colourful types who then entertained the Athenians.

[…]

From 1946 to 1959, he was sent on 74 missions to 35 different countries. And what missions! One was to the Sahara Desert, which he crossed by jeep from Libya to the equator. To Kenya, when the British were trying to eliminate the Mau Mau who were killing white people to gain their independence. To Tanganyika to describe the hunting of wild animals. To Istanbul, during the period when the Turks were destroying Greek property.  To Madagascar, when Makarios returned from exile – and to many other places in the world”.