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Crete: The Battle and the Resistance

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Crete: The Battle and the Resistance by Antony Beevor
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Acclaimed historian Antony Beevor vividly brings to life the epic struggles that took place in Second World War Crete 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.

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‘Antony Beevor’s unerring flair for the climate and the feel of the conflict … his insight and his grasp of these vents make them seem as though they had happened last week’ (Patrick Leigh Fermor, Daily Telegraph )

'Excellent... an arresting account of the whole war on Crete, including the ghastly experiences of the Cretans under German occupation' (John Keegan, Sunday Telegraph )

'The best book we have got on Crete' (Michael Foot, Observer )

'Beevor's account is excellent: fresh, lively and peppered with anecdotes' (Mail on Sunday )

Author Biography

A regular in the 11th Hussars, Antony Beevor served in Germany and England. He has had a number of books published and his book Stalingrad was awarded the Samuel Johnson Prize, the Wolfson History Prize and the Hawthornden Prize. Among the many prestigious posts he holds, he is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.
Release date NZ
September 1st, 2005
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Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
8pp b/w inset + maps
Imprint
John Murray Publishers Ltd
Pages
432
Dimensions
133x197x28
ISBN-13
9780719568312
Product ID
1663852

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