Stylianos Perrakis, Concordia University
Lela Karayanni was a Greek resistance fighter during World War II. A wife and mother of seven children, she had no previous experience in politics or military affairs. Working with British intelligence, she built a local organization which engaged in espionage, sabotaged German targets, and assisted in the escape of Allied prisoners-of-war. Professor Stylianos Perrakis will give a presentation about his 2022 book titled The Improbable Heroine: Lela Karayanni and the British Secret Services in World War II Greece (DeGruyter, 2022).
In person at Carleton University, Paterson Hall 303
on Zoom: https://carleton-ca.zoom.us/j/93748749961