GALATAS 1941 : Courage in Vain | AUTHOR: Mr. Lynn McConnell

The  battle at Galatas during World War II  is the story of ordinary New Zealanders achieving  extraordinary  things : first in defending the small Greek village against overwhelming German  military  might ; and second, when the territory was lost to the enemy, fighting a bloody, bayonet-style  engagement  in what has been...

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A GREAT RISK IN A GOOD CAUSE : Australians in Greece and Crete. April – May 1941. | AUTHOR : Department of Veteran Affairs

Military strategy during wartime always involves an element of risk. One great risk was the committing of Australian troops to Greece in 1941. In hindsight  was this the right decision ? The allied leaders of the day had no such doubts for they saw the need to strategically  support Greece,...

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THE CRETAN RUNNER : His story of the German Occupation. | AUTHOR : Mr. George Psychoundakis

This  enthralling account of  the Resistance in Crete, from the German invasion to the liberation, is by one of its most  active Cretan participants. His duties as guide  and runner  were  exhausting  and  dangerous. They entailed  immense  journeys  on foot, usually  at full speed over some  of  the  most  precipitous country...

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THE BATTLE OF CRETE IN RETHYMNON – The Lost Victory | AUTHOR : Mr. Markos Polioudakis

This volume provides details about the battle around Rethymno from Greek, Allied and German archives. It also provides details about the German occupation and the local resistance, news and other reports from newspapers of the time and the liberation of Rethymno in October 1944 when the Germans withdrew to Chania...

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