400 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 in
September 12, 2005
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0719568315
ISBN - 13: 9780719568312
From the Publisher
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.
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 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.
Antony Beevor's unerring flair for the climate and the feel of the conflict ... his insight and his grasp of these events make them seem as though they had happened last week-Patrick Leigh Fermor, Daily Telegraph