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The Lost Battle: Crete 1941


The invasion of Crete in 1941 should have been a textbook battle, a swift and decisive Blitzkrieg based on tactical surprise. In fact it was based on a series of misjudgements which were to result in large and bloody losses and Crete became the graveyard of the German parachute troops. In this account Callum MacDonald shows how the interception of German plans by British signals intelligence allowed them to create a carefully prepared trap for the German parachute troops and how the German victory proved a hollow one, as they suffered greater losses in the battle for Crete than in the entire Balkan campaign.


Agent: Cara Jones
Territories: English: Macmillan General Books Polish: Dom Wydawniczy Bellona
Other Callum MacDonald, Estate of Titles