This book recounts the fall of Greece, the invasion of Crete by the Germans and the Resistance. The book is based on interviews with both the Allies and the Germans who took part. It gives insights into the invasion from the air and explains how Ultra intelligence played a key role. It also reveals how General Freyberg actually misinterpreted German coded messages to devastating effects.
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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)
'A new paperback edition is welcome for two reasons; reminding us that Beevor is a writer and historian of rare ability and for starkly illustrating the variables of war' ( Neville Smith, Lloyd's List)
Acclaimed historian Antony Beevor vividly brings to life the epic struggles that took place in Second World War Crete
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Book Description Penguin UK, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0140167870