Crete : The Battle and the Resistance, Paperback

Crete : The Battle and the Resistance Paperback



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.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 432 pages, 8pp b/w inset + maps
  • Publisher: John Murray General Publishing Division
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  • Category: European history
  • ISBN: 9780719568312



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