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For both Allies and Axis powers, Crete offered immense strategic importance for controlling the Mediterranean, with great naval harbors, level areas for airfields, and mountain anti-aircraft positions. How did it happen, then, that in 1941, German paratroopers spectacularly overcame thousands of British troops and an even larger contingent from Greece to hold Crete until the war ended? A world-class historian vividly explains the events that led up to first major airborne assault in history. 5 X 7 3/4. 11 b/w ...
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For both Allies and Axis powers, Crete offered immense strategic importance for controlling the Mediterranean, with great naval harbors, level areas for airfields, and mountain anti-aircraft positions. How did it happen, then, that in 1941, German paratroopers spectacularly overcame thousands of British troops and an even larger contingent from Greece to hold Crete until the war ended? A world-class historian vividly explains the events that led up to first major airborne assault in history. 5 X 7 3/4. 11 b/w illus.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780304353484
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Group, Limited
  • Publication date: 5/28/2002
  • Series: Cassell Military Paperbacks Series
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.78 (h) x 0.69 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 4, 2006

    Biased

    Alan Clarck is normally a brilliant historian, but 'The Fall of Crete' is not one of his best works. In fact it is one of the worst books ever written on the Battle for Crete, because in is uniquely onesided. Hardly any German sources have been used, and Clark simply does not have any detailed knowledge of the German side of the story. Hence many of his conclusions are based on either lack of evidence or tampering with the eveidence. The book is biased from first to last, and it it reminiscent of the Official History of New Zealand and Australia, which were produced 50 years ago. However, I would recommend buying the book nonetheless, because of the two first introductory chapters. It is here Clark truly demonstrates what brilliant, analytical mind he possessed. It is a great shame that he did stay aloof from his own personal feelings against the Germans, which did in fact cost him his appointment as Minister. Mr Clark was a maverick right-wing Conservative - a free-thinking intellectual whose opinions often upset and sometimes shocked his colleagues.In fact it was precisely an public anti-German statement

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