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John Sadler
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Operation Mercury

John Sadler


Stackpole Books

European history;
Second World War


256 pages

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* Detailed study of a brief but bloody campaign * Full of personal accounts of air, ground, and naval actions * Author has made numerous trips to Crete and knows the ground well The fall of Crete in May 1941 was a catastrophic blow to the Allied cause. Nevertheless, the British, New Zealand, and Australian defenders forced the German invaders to pay a heavy price for victory. The daring German parachute assault, the first major example of its kind, proved a near disaster--so much so that Hitler never sanctioned another. But the Germans recovered, gained the initiative, and took the island in ten days.

By:   John Sadler
Imprint:   Stackpole Books
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 230mm,  Width: 155mm,  Spine: 17mm
Weight:   417g
ISBN:   9780811735063
ISBN 10:   0811735060
Pages:   256
Publication Date:   April 2009
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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