Crete 1941: The Battle and the Resistance
Penguin, 24.06.2014 - 432 Seiten
The bestselling author of Stalingrad and D-Day vividly reconstructs the epic WWII struggle for Crete – reissued with a new introduction.
Nazi Germany expected its airborne attack on Crete in 1941 to be a textbook victory based on tactical surprise. Little did they know that the British, using Ultra intercepts, had already laid a careful trap. It should have been the first German defeat of the war when a fatal misunderstanding turned the battle around.
Prize-winning historian and bestselling author Antony Beevor lends his gift for storytelling to this important conflict, showing not only how the situation turned bad for Allied forces, but also how ferocious Cretan freedom fighters mounted a heroic resistance. Originally published in 1991, Crete 1941 is a breathtaking account of a momentous battle of World War II.
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Review: Crete: The Battle And The ResistanceNutzerbericht - Matt - Goodreads
Incredibly well-researched, and the opening chapters on the battle itself are compelling. But Beevor has difficulty maintaining his trademark readability in the face of a plethora of important ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
Review: Crete: The Battle And The ResistanceNutzerbericht - Psychophant - Goodreads
Though I have shelved it in War, it is not really a War book. It is a series of anecdotes and trivia, first about the conquest of Greece, then the parachute assault on Crete, and finally the ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
Disaster by Land and by
Stalemate at Rethymno and Heraklion
The Battle of Galatas
Generals Blamey Wilson and Freyberg April 1941
Laycocks Commandos and Force Reserve
Bay afteranair attack 11 Jumping outin thecrucifix position 12 Leaping froma Junkers52 overCrete 13 Colonel Bruno Bräuer 14 HQofthe 14th Infant...
Patrick LeighFermorin the Amari valleyspring
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Cretexxii 2 The eastern Mediterranean16 3 Maleme and Suda sectors before the invasion95 4 Maleme airfield 20 May 1941123
A SecondScapa 7 The Spearpointof theGerman Lance 8 Most Secret Sources 9 A Fine Opportunity for Killing 10 Maleme and Prison Valley
Close Quarters at Rethymno and Heraklion
First Night and Second
The Seaborne Invasion
South from SudaBay 19 Surrender 20 Cairo and London PART THREE THE RESISTANCE 21 Reprisal Evasionand Resistance 22 Into the Field 23 ...
The Last Days of the Occupation
Greek Political Organisations
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