Crete: The Battle And The Resistance

Paperback | September 12, 2005

byAntony Beevor

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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 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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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 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. Th...

A regular in the 11th Hussars, Antony Beevor served in Germany and England. He has had a number of books published and his bookStalingradwas 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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Format:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:September 12, 2005Publisher:HodderLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0719568315

ISBN - 13:9780719568312

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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, Sunday Telegraph