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Great sweeping historical account of the importance of Crete in reducing Hitler's ability to maximise Barbarrosa, 2 Mar 2013
Great record of the near allied victory over the nazi paratroopers, a battle lost due to a general sticking to his battle plan without any flex. The book also explains how Hitler chose not to invade Britain with paratroopers, General Student learning many lessons for his defence of Arnheim much later in the war. The book also touches on the cultural aspects of Crete, the local humour and defiance over the years of war, ending with the Greek Civil War, possibly another book?