Crete: The Battle And The Resistance

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Crete: The Battle And The Resistance

by Antony Beevor

Hodder | September 12, 2005 | Trade Paperback

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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.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 400 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 in

Published: September 12, 2005

Publisher: Hodder

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0719568315

ISBN - 13: 9780719568312

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Crete: The Battle And The Resistance

by Antony Beevor

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 400 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 in

Published: September 12, 2005

Publisher: Hodder

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0719568315

ISBN - 13: 9780719568312

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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.

About the Author

A regular in the 11th Hussars, Antony Beevor served in Germany and England. He has had a number of books published and his book Stalingrad was awarded the Samuel Johnson Prize, the Wolfson History Prize and the Hawthornden Prize. Among the many prestigious posts he holds, he is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.

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Antony Beevor''s unerring flair for the climate and the feel of the conflict ... his insight and his grasp of these vents make them seem as though they had happened last week-Patrick Leigh Fermor, Daily Telegraph
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