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The Fall Of Crete (CASSELL MILITARY PAPERBACKS) By Alan Clark

The Fall Of Crete (CASSELL MILITARY PAPERBACKS)
by Alan Clark

The classic history of the fall of Crete during the Second World War. The first major airborne assault in history.

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The epic story of one of the most bitter and dramatic battles fought between German and Allied forces during the whole of the Second World War. The decisive action took place within five days, and twice its outcome hung in the balance. By the third day, the number of German dead exceeded their losses in all other theatres since the outbreak of hostilities. The German parachutists were confined for supply and reinforcements to a single airstrip at Maleme, yet on this one foothold they managed to land over eight thousand men, who defeated an Allied army nearly five times as numerous. With its vivid and compelling description of the battle for Crete, Clark confirmed his reputation as a military historian first recognised with The Donkeys, his account of the British Expeditionary Force in France in 1914.

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GOR000584871
The Fall Of Crete (CASSELL MILITARY PAPERBACKS)
Alan Clark
Very Good
Paperback
Orion Publishing Co
2001-10-11
224
0304353485
9780304353484
N/A
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