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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP11 Jun 2018 9:45 p.m. PST

"During my recent visit to The Peloponnese I stopped off at the Corinth Canal. I was obviously familiar with the German airborne assault on the canal in 1941, but wanted to know more. The answers are in this excellent book by Platon Alexiades.

The Corinth Canal separates the Peloponnese from the rest of mainland Greece. It is nearly four miles long, seventy feet wide and 260 feet above sea level at its highest point. Even today, it is an obligatory stopping off point for tourists. Even my family thought it was worth seeing, something that couldn't be said for some of the ancient sites they trekked around!

It was completed in 1893 and was a grand statement of modernisation for a country that that had only secured its independence some 60 years earlier. In 1940, some 8,600 ships a year used the canal…"


Full review here


Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP12 Jun 2018 11:18 a.m. PST


Mark 113 Jun 2018 12:41 p.m. PST


6ber3 93ertyg?

(aka: Mk333x2-665)

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP13 Jun 2018 1:05 p.m. PST

No!…. 37eujdga and 33dij˝˝˝… also!… (smile)


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