Operation Mercury: The Battle For Crete, 1941 by John SadlerOperation Mercury: The Battle For Crete, 1941 by John Sadler

Operation Mercury: The Battle For Crete, 1941

byJohn Sadler

Paperback | November 5, 2008

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• Detailed study of a brief but bloody campaign • Full of personal accounts of air, ground, and naval actions • Author has made numerous trips to Crete and knows the ground well The fall of Crete in May 1941 was a catastrophic blow to the Allied cause. Nevertheless, the British, New Zealand, and Australian defenders forced the German invaders to pay a heavy price for victory. The daring German parachute assault, the first major example of its kind, proved a near disaster--so much so that Hitler never sanctioned another. But the Germans recovered, gained the initiative, and took the island in ten days.
John Sadler retired after thirty years in the legal profession to concentrate on writing, teaching, and guiding tours. His earlier books include Scottish Battles (978-0-86241-508-2) and Border Fury (978-1-4058-4022-4). He lives in England.
Title:Operation Mercury: The Battle For Crete, 1941Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.67 inPublished:November 5, 2008Publisher:Stackpole BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0811735060

ISBN - 13:9780811735063

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