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“Excellent an arresting account of the whole war on Crete, including the ghastly experiences of the Cretans under German occupation” John Keegan in The. The bestselling author of The Battle of Arnhem and D-Day vividly reconstructs the epic WWII struggle for Crete – reissued with a new introduction. Crete has ratings and 65 reviews. Czarny said: This is a very good book and one that is great pleasure to read. It is not however a masterpiece on th.

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Crete: The Battle and the Resistance

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As the severely damaged ships limped into Alexandria harbour that evening, a Black Watch beeovr lit by a searchlight played a lament from the bridge. Ironically Hitler too saw it initially as a defeat in that he refused to allow General Student’s paratroopers to fall from the skies for the remainder of the war.

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Also provides interesting insights into the brewing discord within Greece between the Communists and the royalists and why it descended into civil war post ‘liberation’. And as the family strains to fit in, one chilling, barbaric act drives the Sattoufs to take the most dramatic of steps.


Probably no Though I have shelved it in War, it is not really a War book. Intelligence emerges as one of the protagonists in the story; not just who knew what and when, but also what they chose to do with it in the end.

Occasionally, I felt the book lost pace and focus, though, due to the level of detail that was covered. The story qntony Operation Raspberry and its unsung heroines has never been told before.

I had read articles qntony chapters about the battle but never a full length work. We have detected that you are using an older version of Internet Explorer and to have access to all the features on this site, you will need to update your browser to Internet Explorer 8.

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Highly reccomended for those i Excellent book by Beevor, if you love his other works youll love this one. Why did the spread their forces around three major objectives instead of concentrating on one.

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Beevor covers the allied point of view from boots on crehe ground to high level command. This book is not in the same league as Beevor’s Berlin: Oct 05, Michael Kelly rated it really liked it.


Once that happened the Germans were able to bring in the mountain division and then they crege able to roll up the island. But for the first time in the war, Hitler did not prevail. Her biography explores a woman trying to make sense of her life through her writing, as well as illuminating the literary world in which she lived.


The last part of the book, which dealt with the resistance and special forces operations, had by far the largest cast of characters, including a number of Greek names that were difficult to distinguish.

Finland Werner Soderstrom Osakeyhtio. What followed was one of the most horrific sieges in history. John Murray 13 oktober Verkocht door: I think the book could really benefit from more material from the German leadership point of view.

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Otherwise, you might enjoy more some other reading. This is a very good book and one that is great pleasure to read. The story of Crete plays out like a poorly written drama, but as they say truth is stranger than fiction. In these book the writter pictures in interesting way how the Germans, after beegor failures, survive and took iniciative from brittish soldiers. Freyberg, a retiree who was called back when the war started, was the CO of the Allied forces on Crete, and made some mistakes of troop disposition based on faulty intell and poor judgment.