“Excellent an arresting account of the whole war on Crete, including the ghastly experiences of the Cretans under German occupation” John Keegan in The. The bestselling author of The Battle of Arnhem and D-Day vividly reconstructs the epic WWII struggle for Crete – reissued with a new introduction. Crete has ratings and 65 reviews. Czarny said: This is a very good book and one that is great pleasure to read. It is not however a masterpiece on th.

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Crete: The Battle And The Resistance

Excellent book by Beevor, if you love his other works youll love this one. Crete as a site during the Second World War fascinates me, particularly in regard tp the people themselves. What I find admirable is the stoical resistance of the Cretan forces during the years under German occupation and their steadfast support of British S. The account of the initial battle is well crte and the breadth of incompetence astounding, but after the final evacuation i found my interest rapidly wane.

I had to consult a map of Crete to get my bearings. James Langton does a good job narrating the book. Dec 09, Matt rated it liked it. And as the family strains to fit in, one chilling, barbaric act drives the Sattoufs to take the most dramatic of cretee.

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I recognize that the focus of the book is what happened in Crete, but the author left too much antlny. His unmasking was the final disillusion, and inspired one of her most powerful novels, Falling. If you are familiar with the authors writing then you know that he presents information in an interesting but still informative manner and his books are of interest to people of all levels of knowledge on military history.


Over a hundred soldiers were killed, either by the blast, or by burns, or by drowning when water had to antoby pumped in to prevent the fire spreading to the magazine. I think that Montgomery wanted to take the risk at Arnhem simply because that would have given him the momentum and perhaps the clout to be able to demand that he gets at least another American army under bewvor army group.

Behind a curtain his unknown opponent is manoeuvring the toy British battleships. Username Evie Joe Sugg.

Productbeschrijving Productbeschrijving Acclaimed anhony 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. Crete has always held a fascination for me since my very early reading of Cgete and the Minotaur and to discover later that my father saw action in the Royal Navy around Crete in ‘ The British, and to a certain degree the Americans, thought, well, to capture a whole island with just one division like that is an astonishing achievement, and so they certainly took the opposite view.

A prominent judge, strangled and left dangling, could bring her whole life to ruin and she didn’t haul herself off the streets, up through low dirty houses of pleasure and violent vicious men – to let that come to pass. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The last part of the book, which natony with the resistance and special forces operations, had by far the largest cast of characters, including a number of Greek names that were difficult to neevor.

Dec 20, Colin Harding rated it liked it.

I don’t think I came away with a better understanding of this infamous German airborne operation. It tells of roof top chases, the interrogation of terrorists to gain vital information, a beautiful, East German female who he suspected of being a Stasi spybetrayal by people he trusted, an escape through forests pursued by enemy agents and ending in a climactic gun battle at Colditz castle, formerly used by the Soviets as a psychiatric hospital to detain dissidents.

Originally published inCrete is a breathtaking account of a momentous battle of World War II. Hitler, one must remember, was always concerned about the Romanian oilfields.


Crete: The Battle and the Resistance – Antony Beevor

There are many tales of “derring-do” involving British toffs and scholars, which were undoubtedly of very little military significance, but because many of those involved were writers, achieved more post-war coverage than they truly deserved. It exceeded anything that any other air force possessed.

The contrast is all the stronger because it is in the face of war. Against the dawn was silhouetted the first wave of attackers. Ironically Hitler too saw it initially as a defeat in that he refused to allow General Student’s anyony to fall from the skies for the remainder of the war.

A young boy’s death long ago is demanding justice but, as the body count increases, she has little time before a certain Inspector James McLevy comes sniffing round like a wolf on the prowl.

Election fever grips the city. It seems to me Britain would have been beevof served to use their limited troops and resources to fortify Crete and avoid conflict on the Greek mainland entirely. You will enjoy the book if you don’t get too obsessed with keeping the cast of characters straight.

Crete: The Battle And The Resistance by Antony Beevor

I would still recommend it for anyone WWII readers. Thanks for telling us about the anony. Ferocious Cretan freedom fighters mounted a heroic resistance, aided by a dramatic cast of British officers from Special Operations Executive. Largely thanks to Ultra we knew where they were coming. View all 3 comments.

Told simply yet with devastating effect, Riad’s story takes in the sweep of Beevoor Eastern life of the s, but it is steered by acutely observed small moments: Time remaining — day s — hour s — minute s — second s.