Men of Valour: New Zealand and the Battle for Crete by Ron Palenski

Men of Valour: New Zealand and the Battle for Crete

byRon Palenski

Kobo ebook | March 26, 2013

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In May of 1941 New Zealand?s citizen soldiers, not long removed from their day jobs, were thrust into a type of fighting the world had not seen before: a land force against an airborne invasion. It was man against machines. In many ways, Crete became in the Second World War what Gallipoli had been in the First: another Dunkirk ? a scrambling effort to survive after defeat. This book breathes new life into the baptism of fire for New Zealand?s men of valour. It puts a human face on a military disaster, a failure that paradoxically was as large for the victors, the Germans, as it was for the losers, the Allies, among whom New Zealanders dominated. Crete tempered the New Zealand Division, and it went on to become one of the most respected and admired fighting forces of the Second World War.

Title:Men of Valour: New Zealand and the Battle for CreteFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:March 26, 2013Publisher:Hachette New ZealandLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1869713095

ISBN - 13:9781869713096

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