• Crete 1941 Eyewitnessed

Crete 1941 Eyewitnessed

 

  • Product Code: D21319 [21319]
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  • Date added: 24/02/2022

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This is not a book of military history. It is a human document. It is the story of all those Greeks, Allies and Germans who lived and witnessed every moment of the eleven-day battle of Crete, the one and only air-borne invasion in history. Combined with the six-month epic on Mainland Greece this epoch-making campaign greatly contributed in turning the tide of World War II in favour of the Allies.

This book is an anthology of authentic testimonies. Supported by letters, diaries, poems, photographs, sketches, it recaptures in a uniquely vivid way the feel of this fateful battle. But, above all, it reflects the futility of war, the heavy penalty paid by losers and victors alike.

Contents:

Foreword

Introduction

Acknowledgements

  • TARGET: CRETE
  • THE "ISLE OF DOOM"
  • THE SPEAR-POINT OF THE NAZI LANCE
  • THE ACHILLES' HEEL
  • THE RETURN OF "MERCURY"
  • LUFTWAFFE VERSUS ROYAL NAVY
  • HOLD BACK THE DAWN
  • A RAZOR'S EDGE ESCAPE
  • TOUCH AND GO
  • THE FATE OF CRETE IS SEALED
  • A PYRRHIC VICTORY
  • THE HEAVY PENALTY
  • VIA DOLOROSA
  • THANK GOD FOR THE NAVY
  • BEHIND THE BARBED WIRES
  • THE SPIRIT OF CRETE
  • THE PRICE OF FREEDOM

Bibliography

Index

Authors: C.N. Hadjipateras - M. Fafalios

Publisher: Alexandria

Description: 330 pages, Paperback, 210 X 140 mm.

Condition: NEW COPY

Shipping weight: 570 gr.

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