Crete: The Battle and the Resistance (Paperback)Antony Beevor (author)
- In stock online
Acclaimed historian and best-selling author Antony Beevor vividly brings to life the epic struggles that took place in Second World War Crete - reissued with a new introduction.
'The best book we have got on Crete' Observer
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.
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 313 g
Dimensions: 197 x 133 x 28 mm
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 *