BATTLE FOR CRETE

ASIN: 1844157709

Rating:
List Price: $39.95
Sale Price: $20.52
(as of 12/17/2017 14:06 UTC - Details)


Battle for Crete

After two years' extensive research the author has written a thorough account of the political and military background to the German invasion of Crete and the bitter fighting that followed the first airborne assault on an island in history. The book tells of confused negotiations between the British and Greek governments; the misunderstandings between Winston Churchill's War Cabinet and commanders in the field; the near capture of the King of Greece; the lack of preparation by the defenders and the suppression of a critical post-battle report by General Wavell.

There are vivid individual accounts of the fighting both during the invasion and the subsequent campaign and ultimate retreat and evacuation. The Royal Navy and R.A.F.'s contribution is well documented as are the roles of the German air force.

Crete was a 'close run' campaign fought with aggression by both sides.

Battle for Crete out of 5 based on ratings. 1 user reviews
Crete Land Missions & Battles Mediterranean Theater Battle for Crete After two years' extensive research the author has written a thorough account of the political and military background to the German invasion of Crete and the bitter fighting that followed the first airborne assault on an island in history. The book tells of confused negotiations between the British and Greek governments; the misunderstandings between Winston Churchill's War Cabinet and commanders in the field; the near capture of the King of Greece; the lack of preparation by the defenders and the suppression of a critical post-battle report by General Wavell.

There are vivid individual accounts of the fighting both during the invasion and the subsequent campaign and ultimate retreat and evacuation. The Royal Navy and R.A.F.'s contribution is well documented as are the roles of the German air force.

Crete was a 'close run' campaign fought with aggression by both sides.
$39.95 https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51px3dTJFCL._SL160_.jpg
http://ww2days.com/battle-for-crete.html




WWII Chronicles book coverHistory buffs, there is good news! The Daily Chronicles of World War II is now avail­able as an ebook for $4.99 on Amazon.com. Con­taining a year’s worth of dated entries from this web­site, the ebook brings the story of this tumul­tu­ous era to life in a com­pelling, author­i­ta­tive, and suc­cinct man­ner. Fea­turing inven­tive naviga­tion aids, the ebook enables readers to instantly move for­ward or back­ward by month and date to dif­fer­ent dated entries. Simple and elegant! Click here to purchase the ebook.