PERIPATETICS: So Nice to See You

Maid of Athens! I am gone: Think of me, sweet! when alone.

—Byron

The trouble was, as the judge later said of Lieut. Commander Thomas Graeme Ridgeway, that "he might be brave in the face of the enemy, but he was not a hero when it came to facing a woman."

At a dance in Athens in July 1946, young Ridgeway, now 29, met Liana Maria Kremezi. Liana was known as the "Maid of Athens" because of her Resistance exploits during the war. On Sept. 21, they decided to be married. He gave her a ring bearing his family crest and made plans...

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