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Battle of Crete

Authors: Albert Palazzo
Rated 4.83 out of 5 based on 6 customer ratings
(6 customer reviews)
01/Jul/2007
184
Paperback
9780980320411
$19.99

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Between 20 May and 1 June 1941 the Second World War came to the Greek island of Crete. The Commonwealth defenders consisted of Australian, New Zealand and British refugees from the doomed Greek Campaign who had not recovered from defeat.

Matched against them were crack German paratroopers and mountain soldiers who had only tasted victory. Over eleven days the two sides fought a desperate action that generated tales of stubborn determination and reckless bravery on both sides. It was an innovative campaign – warfare’s first aerial invasion – and at times its outcome balanced on a knife edge.

Richly illustrated, the Battle of Crete examines the commanders and the decisions they made, the men who fought, and the weapons they used in the epic struggle for the island. This book is part of the Australian Army History Unit’s Campaigns Series; comprehensive, well-researched and easy-to-read books on Australia’s military campaigns.

Albert Palazzo

Albert Palazzo

Dr Albert Palazzo is a Senior Research Fellow at the Australian Army’s Land Warfare Studies Centre in Canberra. He has written widely on warfare in the modern age, and on the Australian Army in particular. His many publications include: Seeking Victory on The Western Front; The British Army & Chemical Warfare in World War I; […]

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6 reviews for Battle of Crete

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    this book briefly describes how the battle was fought. it tells about the soldiers who fought there and their equipment. i highly reccomend this book.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    very good book and show how the campain took place and they insight in to the wepons used and how they changedv

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Thoroughly enjoyed, well documented.

  4. Rated 4 out of 5

    four stars

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Thoroughly enjoyed, well documented.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    this book briefly describes how the battle was fought. it tells about the soldiers who fought there and their equipment. I highly recommend this book.

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