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The struggle for Crete, 20 May-1 June 1941 : a story of lost opportunity

Author: I McD G Stewart
Publisher: Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1991.
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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  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Stewart, Ian McDougall Guthrie.
Struggle for Crete, 20 May-1 June 1941.
Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1991
(OCoLC)632290414
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: I McD G Stewart
ISBN: 0192852302 9780192852304
OCLC Number: 22209831
Notes: Originally published: London ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1966.
Description: xii, 518 pages, [8] pages of plates ; 20 cm
Contents: Part 1 The island of legend: Hitler strikes South; a "second Scapa"; general Freyberg; the "muddle East"; the enemy; "Colorado"; the last of the Royal Air Force. Part 2 Attack from the air: "scorcher" - 20 May; Maleme - 20 May; the prison valley - 20 May; Heraklion and Retimo - 20 May; the first night - 20-21 May. Part 3 Crisis: student chooses Maleme - 21 May; the Navy intervenes - 21-22 May; counter attack - 21-22 May; the wilder scene - 22 May; the vision fades - 22-23 May. Part 4 Victory and defeat: retreat to Galatas - 23-24 May; riposte in the dusk - 25 May; the loss of force reserve - 26-27 May; wasted victories - 28-30 May; the cost of defeat - 30 May - 1 June.
Responsibility: I. McD. G. Stewart.

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