The Struggle for Crete, 20 May - 1 June 1941
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The Struggle for Crete, 20 May - 1 June 1941 A Story of Lost Opportunity (Oxford Paperback Reference) by I. McD. G. Stewart

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Published by Oxford University Press, USA .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • European history: Second World War,
  • War & defence operations,
  • Second World War, 1939-1945,
  • Military History - World War II,
  • Unassigned Title,
  • History: World,
  • Greece,
  • Military - World War II,
  • 20th century,
  • Campaigns,
  • Crete,
  • Crete (Greece),
  • History,
  • World War, 1939-1945

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages554
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL10127663M
ISBN 100192852302
ISBN 109780192852304

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Start your review of The Struggle for Crete: A Story of Lost Opportunity, 20th May-1st June (Oxford Paperbacks) Write a review Rachael Hewison rated it really liked it4/5. Get this from a library! The struggle for Crete, 20 May-1 June a story of lost opportunity. [I McD G Stewart] -- Providing an account of the struggle for Crete during World War II, this book contains some of the author's own experiences as a Medical Officer at the time of the battle. The author describes the. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Stewart, Ian McDougall Guthrie. Struggle for Crete, 20 May-1 June a story of lost opportunity. London, Oxford U.P., The struggle for Crete, 20 May-1 June a story of lost opportunity / I. McD.G. Stewart Oxford University Press London Australian/Harvard Citation. Stewart, I. McD. G. , The struggle for Crete, 20 May-1 June a story of lost opportunity / I. McD.G. Stewart Oxford University Press London. Wikipedia Citation.

Crete, 20 May the first campaign-sized airborne assault is launched. Many books have been written about this famous invasion, with the emphasis mainly on the battles for Maleme and Chania. The Battle for Heraklion - an epic struggle - remained largely forgotten and widely unstudied. Crete, Germany's Lightning Airborne Assault, Peter Antill, Operation Mercury, the German airborne assault on the island of Crete in May , was the first strategic use of airborne forces in assault began on 20 May, with landings near the island's key airports, and reinforcements the next day allowed the German forces to capture one end of the runway at Maleme. The Battle of Crete (German: Luftlandeschlacht um Kreta, also Unternehmen Merkur, "Operation Mercury", Greek: Μάχη της Κρήτης) was fought during the Second World War on the Greek island of began on the morning of 20 May , when Nazi Germany began an airborne invasion of Crete. Greek and other Allied forces, along with Cretan civilians, defended the on: Crete, Greece. The Alikianos executions (Greek: εκτελέσεις στον Αλικιανό) refer to the mass execution by firing squad of mostly male civilians from Alikianos and nearby villages in Crete, Greece by German paratroopers on 2 June and 1 August during World War executions were ordered by Generaloberst Kurt Student, commander of the XI Air Corps, in reprisal for the active.

The struggle for Crete, 20 May-1 June A story of lost opportunity. London: Oxford University Press. Book Co. Author: Created Date: 12/17/ PM. Page The Strategic Importance of Crete (K) Chapter 20 General. The seizure of Crete, effected by the Germans between 20 May and 1 June , constituted the first major military operation that was executed by airborne forces acting independently of regular ground forces. CRETE, MAY I. A. Davidson The Heraklion garrison1 was evacuated from Crete on the night of Wednesday, 28 May , arriving in Alexandria around hrs the next day. Due to attacks by JU 'Stuka' dive-bombers, casualties2 were appallingly heavy. This is even more the case when, for certain units, they are compared to the. Crete The Campaign Revealed Through Allied And Axis Accounts Crete, 20 May the first campaign-sized airborne assault is launched. Many books have been written about this famous invasion, with the emphasis mainly on the battles for Maleme and Chania.