Crete : The Battle and the Resistance
by Antony Beevor
Editor: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
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Renowned historian and best-selling author Antony Beevor strongly brings to the life of the epic of the struggles that took place during the Second World War, Crete – re-released with a new introductionThe best book we had, on the island of Crete’ ObserverThe Germans were expecting their airborne attack on the island of Crete in 1941 – a unique event in the history of war – to be a handbook of victory, according to tactical surprise.They had no idea that the British, at the Ultra intercept, knew their plans and had laid carefully planned trap.It must have been the first German defeat of the war, but a fatal misunderstanding turned round the battle into a round battle.Nor does the conflict end there.Fierce Cretan freedom fighters mounted a heroic resistance, aided by a spectacular melting of the British officers of Special Operations Executive
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