Crete 1941: The Battle and the Resistance

Penguin, 24.06.2014 - 432 Seiten
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The bestselling author of Stalingrad and D-Day vividly reconstructs the epic WWII struggle for Crete – reissued with a new introduction

Beevor's Ardennes 1944: The Battle of the Bulge is now available from Viking Books 

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.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Nutzerbericht  - Claire5555 - LibraryThing

An exceptional historical record of the 2nd world war, starts with Japans invasion of mainland China, right until America’s victory. Looks at all the conflicts in Asian, Europe and the Pacific, which ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

Review: Crete: The Battle And The Resistance

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As ever, Antony Beevor has written an incredibly well researched book which has greatly enhanced my knowledge of this period of Crete's history, Vollständige Rezension lesen


Illustrations Maps Acknowledgements
John Pendlebury
Military Missions
DiplomaticMissions 3 Secret Missions
The DoubleInvasion 5 Across the Aegean PART TWO THE BATTLE OF CRETE
The German invasion of Greece April 1941
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
Prison Valley21
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
May 1941151
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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Über den Autor (2014)

Antony Beevor is the bestselling author of D-Day: The Battle for Normandy,which received the Royal United Services’ Institute Westminster Medal; The Battle for Spain, which received the La Vanguardia Prize; Paris After the Liberation 1944–1949; Stalingrad, winner of the Samuel Johnson Prize, the Wolfson Prize for History, and the Hawthornden Prize for Literature; and The Fall of Berlin 1945, which received the first Longman-History Today Trustees’ Award. He is the recipient of the 2014 Pritzker Military Museum & Library Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing. Beevor lives in England.

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