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Operation Mercury
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Operation Mercury

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Operation Mercury by John Sadler

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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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780811735063
ISBN-10: 0811735060
Format: Paperback
(230mm x 155mm x 17mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Stackpole Books
Publisher: Stackpole Books
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2009
Country of Publication: United States

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The first full military history of Scotland, updated with new material.

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The Special Interrogation Group (SIG) was the most exceptional of Special Forces. This is the history of the SIG, revealing startling details about the group and offering moving insights into the Jewish volunteers putting their lives on the line to fight against the evils of Nazism.

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Author Biography - John Sadler

John Sadler retired after thirty years in the legal profession to concentrate on writing, teaching, and guiding tours. His earlier books include Scottish Battles (978-0-86241-508-2) and Border Fury (978-1-4058-4022-4). He lives in England.

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