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    DescriptionThe Germans expected their airborne attack on Crete in 1941 - a unique event in the history of warfare - to be a textbook victory based on tactical surprise. They had no idea that the British, using Ultra intercepts, knew their plans and had laid a carefully-planned trap. It should have been the first German defeat of the war, but a fatal misunderstanding turned the battle round. Nor did the conflict end there. Ferocious Cretan freedom fighters mounted a heroic resistance, aided by a dramatic cast of British officers from Special Operations Executive.


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    Title
    Crete
    Subtitle
    The Battle and the Resistance
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Antony Beevor
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 400
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 194 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 259 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780719568312
    ISBN 10: 0719568315
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15500
    BIC subject category V2: HBWQ
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, JWG
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DVGSC
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027100, HIS042000
    DC22: 940.5442094959
    BIC subject category V2: 1DVGSC
    Thema V1.0: NHWR7, JWCM, NHD, NHWL
    Illustrations note
    16 pp b/w
    Publisher
    John Murray General Publishing Division
    Imprint name
    John Murray Publishers Ltd
    Publication date
    12 September 2005
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    A regular in the 11th Hussars, Antony Beevor served in Germany and England. He has had a number of books published and his book Stalingrad was awarded the Samuel Johnson Prize, the Wolfson History Prize and the Hawthornden Prize. Among the many prestigious posts he holds, he is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.
    Review quote
    Antony Beevor's unerring flair for the climate and the feel of the conflict ... his insight and his grasp of these vents make them seem as though they had happened last week Patrick Leigh Fermor, Daily Telegraph Excellent ... an arresting account of the whole war on Crete, including the ghastly experiences of the Cretans under German occupation John Keegan, Sunday Telegraph The best book we have got on Crete Michael Foot, Observer Beevor's account is excellent: fresh, lively and peppered with anecdotes Mail on Sunday 'A new paperback edition is welcome for two reasons; reminding us that Beevor is a writer and historian of rare ability and for starkly illustrating the variables of war' Neville Smith, Lloyd's List