Crete: the Battle and the Resistance

Antony Beevor

The 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. Acclaimed historian Antony Beevor, author of The Second World War and Stalingrad, vividly reconstructs the epic struggle for Crete.

Soft cover, photographs, 383 pages.