The Guns of Navarone is a novel by Alistair MacLean.


  • Captain Keith Mallory - New Zealander with the Long Range Desert Group. An expert mountain climber nicknamed "The Human Fly."
  • Captain James Jensen - Chief of Operations of the Subversive Operations Executive in Cairo.
  • Lieutenant Andy Stevens - Royal Navy Reserve lieutenant.
  • Squadron Leader Bill Torrance - An RAF pilot who led an ill-fated attempt to destroy the guns of Navarone by air.
  • Corporal Dusty Miller - American explosives expert. Former RAF but transferred to the Long Range Desert Group.
  • Petty Officer Telegraphist Casey Brown - Royal Navy engineer, formerly of the Special Boat Service.
  • Andrea - A former lieutenant colonel in the Greek Army and a longtime friend of Mallory.
  • Captain Briggs - British Army officer.
  • Matthews - A British Army soldier serving under Captain Briggs.
  • Nicolai - A laundry boy.
  • Patrol Boat Lieutenant - Kriegsmarine officer in command of a German patrol boat.
  • Louki - A Greek resistance fighter and former steward of Eugene Vlachos.
  • Panayis - Louki's friend and fellow resistance fighter.
  • Lieutenant Turzig - A German Heer officer.
  • Captain Skoda - A German Heer officer. Turzig's superior.
  • Commander Vincent Ryan - Royal Navy officer commanding the Sirdar.
  • Lieutenant Beeston - Gunnery officer of the Sirdar.
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