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Bibliography of Books on Salonika, particularly memoirs

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1 hour ago, Crunchy said:

Mark,

 

My review of Under the Devil’s Eye is here 

 

 

Hi Crunchy, 

 

It appears I've found my starting point to learn more about the Salonika Front.  Many thanks for pointing me to your thorough review.

 

Kind regards,
Mark

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Bernard_Lewis

I'm awaiting delivery of 'Under the Devil's Eye...' Ordered from my Xmas pressie cash after reading Crunchy's review a while back.

 

I also have on the shelf 'Cardiff Pals' which tells the story of the 11th Welsh.

 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Cardiff-Pals-Commercial-Welsh-Regiment/dp/B01MTP1DN5/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1515369193&sr=1-2&keywords=cardiff+pals

 

Bernard

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Alexis Athanatos

I am writing a book about Salonica, with a bibliography of more than 200 books only writen by writers that were in Salonica during the war  I also have more than 150 articles, mostly in magazines and links to newspapers with hundreds of articles. Most of these books are from British writers, there are many from French writers and some from Greeks, Italians, Russians, Serbs, Germans, Bulgarians, Americans, Canadians, Spanish. I hope the book will be ready in November...

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Gardenerbill

Sounds interesting Alexis, let us know when it is finished. 

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Martin Bennitt

I would recommend Mark Mazower’s “Salonica, City of Ghosts”, a very readable history of the city which covers  the war years well, including the Great Fire.

 

cheers Martin B

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Maureene

Two more titles, one of which is fiction.

 

Come to the Cook-House Door! A V.A.D. in Salonika. Juliet de Key Whitsed 1932

Described as "Illuminating and entertaining diaries of "adventure and work" of a VAD in Salonika from June 1917 to June 1919"

https://www.peterharrington.co.uk/come-to-the-cook-house-door.html

 

Fiction: A V.A.D. in Salonika : a tale of a girl's work in the Great War  by Bessie Marchant.c 1919

 

Cheers

Maureen

 

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Maureene

Another title:

No.4 Canadian Hospital. The Letters of Professor J.J. Mackenzie from the Salonika Front.

by John Joseph Mackenzie, published  1933 Toronto.

"A series of letters written by MacKenzie between May 1915 and June 1916. Includes a memoir by his wife Kathleen Cuffe Mackenzie.

 

John Mackenzie only served briefly before being repatriated home to Canada because of a heart infection, which stayed with him and caused his untimely death in 1922. During The Great War Mackenzie joined No.4 Canadian General Hospital, becoming a captain in April 1915 and head of its laboratory. Staffed largely from Toronto's hospitals and the university, the unit went overseas the following month. From November to August 1916 Mackenzie served with it at Salonica (Thessaloniki), Greece, where his work on severe dysentery led to improved treatment. These war time letters were published posthumously.

 

In addition to being an army officer, Mackenzie was also a scientist, civil servant and professor".

https://www.zvab.com/servlet/BookDetailsPL?bi=8075700475&searchurl=kn%3Dthe%2Bsalonika%2Bfront%26hl%3Don%26sortby%3D20%26fe%3Don

 

Cheers

Maureen

 

 

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TGM

As Isabel Emslie Hutton is mentioned here, I thought I would mention the following Lancet article:

Fara, P. Isabel Emslie Hutton: a doctor at war. Lancet (Online First) 10 November 2018 [Available at: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0140673618328605?via%3Dihub ]

DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(18)32860-5

Isabel Emslie Hutton a doctor at war Lancet 2018.pdf

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Maureene

Referring to the post above,

Memories Of A Doctor In War And Peace by Isabel Hutton, 1960,  which includes chapters about her war work.

https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.547361/page/n3 (missing at least page 2)

 

She also wrote a more detailed account  With a Woman's Unit in Serbia, Salonika and Sebastopol published 1928, but not available online (as far as I am aware) 

She was with Scottish Women's Hospitals.

 

Cheers

Maureen

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Richmond

I've just finished reading,  So Once More It Was Bundle And Go. It covers the Scottish Horse in Salonika prior to them heading to the Western Front to take up their role as scouts/snipers.

It's the first book I have read on the campaign, now intend to read, Under The Devil's Eye.

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Richmond

Further to my last, there is another recent book, No Sideshow” by Nigel Birch that certainly looks worth reading.

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keithmroberts

 

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Just seen a copy of this for sale    Elsie Corbett   The Red Cross in Serbia , 1915-1919  published in 1953 by MacMillan in Canada

 

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