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Publisher Description

Acclaimed historian and best-selling author Antony Beevor vividly brings to life the epic struggles that took place in Second World War Crete - reissued with a new introduction.

'The best book we have got on Crete' Observer

The Germans expected their airborne attack on Crete in 1941 - a unique event in the history of warfare - to be a textbook victory based on tactical surprise. They had no idea that the British, using Ultra intercepts, knew their plans and had laid a carefully-planned trap. It should have been the first German defeat of the war, but a fatal misunderstanding turned the battle round. Nor did the conflict end there. Ferocious Cretan freedom fighters mounted a heroic resistance, aided by a dramatic cast of British officers from Special Operations Executive.

GENRE
History
RELEASED
2011
October 13
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
400
Pages
PUBLISHER
John Murray Press
SIZE
2.2
MB

Customer Reviews

Sandyswindon ,

Crete

An extremely riveting read. Despite all historical reference which has been used, it is a book you cannot put down!

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