Crete: The Battle and the Resistance

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Acclaimed historian and easiest-selling writer Antony Beevor vividly brings to life the epic struggles that took place in Second World War Crete – reissued with a new introduction.

‘The most efficient book we now have were given on Crete’ Observer

The Germans expected their airborne attack on Crete in 1941 – a unique event within the history of warfare – to be a textbook victory in line with tactical surprise. That they had no idea that the British, the use of Ultra intercepts, knew their plans and had laid a carefully-planned trap. It will have to have been the first German defeat of the war, but a fatal misunderstanding turned the battle round. Nor did the conflict end there. Ferocious Cretan freedom fighters mounted a heroic resistance, aided by a dramatic cast of British officers from Special Operations Executive.

Acclaimed historian and easiest-selling writer Antony Beevor vividly brings to life the epic struggles that took place in Second World War Crete – reissued with a new introduction.

‘The most efficient book we now have were given on Crete’ Observer

The Germans expected their airborne attack on Crete in 1941 – a unique event within the history of warfare – to be a textbook victory in line with tactical surprise. That they had no idea that the British, the use of Ultra intercepts, knew their plans and had laid a carefully-planned trap. It will have to have been the first German defeat of the war, but a fatal misunderstanding turned the battle round. Nor did the conflict end there. Ferocious Cretan freedom fighters mounted a heroic resistance, aided by a dramatic cast of British officers from Special Operations Executive.

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