Title:The Fall of Crete
The Germans invaded mainland Greece in April 1941. It took them only three weeks to drive out the British and their allies, and take 11,000 prisoners; three more weeks, and they launched an all-out airborne assault on the now strategically important island of Crete. German casualties ran high, but the attack was constantly and aggressively reinforced. In a few days of bitter fighting they had captured the island, stolen from a mumerically superior but ill-prepared and disorganised enemy. Ignominious evacuation by the Royal Navy, with heavy losses, and four years of traumatic occupation followed...
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