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Operation Mercury

John Sadler



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Stackpole Books
05 November 2008
History; European history; Second World War
This is a detailed study of a brief but bloody campaign. It is full of personal accounts of air, ground, and naval actions. The 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:   05 November 2008
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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