Crete (Paperback)

Antony Beevor

-  

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.


Product Details

  • Product code: AAHDU
  • ISBN: 9780719568312
  • Publisher: John Murray General Publishing Division
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 19.8cm x 12.9cm
  • Pages: 400
  • Publish date: Mon Sep 12 00:00:00 BST 2005
  • Book points: 10

Reviews

Help our customers make the best choices by telling everyone what you think about this product.

There are currently no customer reviews for this product. Why not be the first?