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Crete 1941 : the battle and the resistance / Antony Beevor.
Beevor, Antony, 1946-
New York, New York : Penguin Books, 
xxi, 405 pages,  pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
World War, 1939-1945
World War, 1939-1945
"The bestselling author of Stalingrad and D-Day vividly reconstructs the epic WWII struggle for Crete--reissued with a new introduction. Nazi Germany expected its airborne attack on Crete in 1941 to be a textbook victory based on tactical surprise. Little did they know that the British, using Ultra intercepts, had already laid a careful trap. It should have been the first German defeat of the war when a fatal misunderstanding turned the battle around. Prize-winning historian and bestselling author Antony Beevor lends his gift for storytelling to this important conflict, showing not only how the situation turned bad for Allied forces, but also how ferocious Cretan freedom fighters mounted a heroic resistance. Originally published in 1991, Crete 1941 is a breathtaking account of a momentous battle of World War II"-- Provided by publisher.
"First published as Crete : the battle and the resistance in Great Britain by John Murray (Publishers), a division of Hodder Headline, 1991; first published as Crete : the battle and the resistance in the United States of America by Westview Press, 1994"--Title page verso.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Part One. THE FALL OF GREECE
The Double Invasion
Across the Aegean
Part Two. THE BATTLE OF CRETE
A Second Scapa
The Spear-point of the German Lance
Most Secret Sources
A Fine Opportunity for Killing
Maleme and Prison Valley
Close Quarters at Rethymno and Heraklion
First Night and Second Day
The Seaborne Invasion
Disaster by Land and by Sea
Stalemate at Rethymno and Heraklion
The Battle of Galatas
Laycock's Commandos and Force Reserve
South from Suda Bay
Cairo and London
Part Three. THE RESISTANCE
Reprisal, Evasion and Resistance
Into the Field
The Peak of German Power
The Year of Change
The Italian Armistice
The Abduction of General Kreipe
The German Withdrawal
The Last Days of the Occupation
Appendices: A. Secret Organizations
B. The British and German Order of Battle
C. Ultra Signals Sent to Crete Before the Battle
D. Greek Political Organizations.
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