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Michael Powell's visit to Ano Meros in 1951

In 1951 Michael Powell spent two weeks in Crete researching possible locations for 'Ill Met By Moonlight'. He visited Ano Meros in the Amari valley - a staunch and loyal village that was blown up in August 1944 with many of its residents massacred . The villagers pointed out to Powell the resistance hideout high above the village below a rocky outcrop near the summit of Mount Kedros. Today I visited it....set at a height of 1150 metres it has a wonderful view over the Amari valley to the Asterousia Mountains 25 miles away. I walked for 9 miles and was out and about for 4 hours and did not see another person!

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