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Description - Operation Mercury by John Sadler

* 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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780811735063
ISBN-10: 0811735060
Format: Paperback / softback
(230mm x 155mm x mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Stackpole Books
Publisher: Stackpole Books
Publish Date: 5-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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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.