Australians in World War II: Greece and Crete

Department of Veterans' Affairs

Greece and Crete is the first title in a new DVA series, Australians in World War II.

When German forces invaded Greece in April 1941 they faced poorly equipped Greek, British, Australian and New Zealand troops who conducted a fighting withdrawal. Many were evacuated to Crete, where Commonwealth forces faced a German airborne invasion. More than 600 Australians lost their lives in the Battle for Greece and Crete while some 5,000 became prisoners of war.

Greece and Crete offers a concise and authoritative account of the fighting and is packed with archival photographs, many from the Memorial’s collection.

Soft cover, photographs, 220 pages.