My thanks to Nick Galousis who highlighted this You Tube video in which Elais Athanassakis, who passed away in 2002, tells the story of the build up to the kidnap and his part in it.
Paddy describes Elias in Abducting a General as “a very bright and enterprising young student working in our town organisation” and it was he who had to commit to memory all the details of the General’s car, even down to the size of the headlight slits, so as to ensure that the correct car was chosen on the busy road. He reconnoitered the route with Paddy and had the task of observing the road to signal back when the General was approaching and whether or not he was accompanied.
The video is in Greek which is great for those of us who speak Greek 🙂
Thanks Tom for the link.
Sadly Elias is no longer alive. In 2005, Paddy wrote a letter of introduction for those of us who were endeavouring to follow ” In the Footsteps of Heroes” in which he mentioned Elias having passed away two years before hand. A copy of the letter is on my website at http://www.illmetbymoonlight.info/paddy-s-letter-to-the-cretans.html
Paddy was the last survivor of the primary group.
Thanks for the clarification Tim. I got confused by the date of publication of the film on YouTube.