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Crete 1941

Germany's Lightning Airborne Assault

Crete 1941( )
Author: Antill, Peter D.
Illustrator: Gerrard, Howard
Series title:Campaign Ser.
ISBN:978-1-84603-668-2
Publication Date:Nov 2012
Publisher:Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Imprint:Osprey Publishing
Book Format:Ebook
List Price:USD $15.96
Book Description:

Operation Mercury, the German airborne assault on the island of Crete in May 1941, was the first strategic use of airborne forces in history. The 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. By 24 May, the Germans were being reinforced by air on a huge scale and on 1 June Crete surrendered. This book describes how desperately close the battle had been and...
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Pages:96
Detailed Subjects: History / Military / World War Ii



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