Crete

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Antony Beevor’s account of the war on Crete during the Second World War avoids the risk of belittling the epic story by over-dramatisation. The decisive action is peppered with personal anecdotes from both Greek and British perspectives.

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

‘The best book we have got on Crete’ Observer

The Germans expected their airborne attack on Crete in 1941 – a unique event in the history of warfare – to be a textbook victory based on tactical surprise. They had no idea that the British, using Ultra intercepts, knew their plans and had laid a carefully-planned trap. It should 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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Weight0.313 kg
Dimensions19.7 × 13.3 × 2.8 cm
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Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

383

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

940.5421959 (edition:22)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K