Britain's involvement in Greece and Crete 1940-41.
This is a comprehensive British history of the battle for Greece and Crete during the Second World War. The decision to defend Greece was a contentious one and the motives behind sending British forces to Greece are carefully explored. The battle for Crete quickly followed the evacuation of Greece when German paratroops descended, and this battle encapsulated the Allied spirit of resistance; Hitler had experienced a number of easy victories until the stubborn defence of Crete. Also covered is a study of the repercussions of the Allied retreat and the conditions under German occupation.
Hard cover, 294 pages.