Greece and Crete

Author(s): Richard Reid


"During World War II Greek independence was once again threatened. In October 1940, seeking to make Italy the master of the eastern Mediterranean, Benito Mussolini's armies invaded Greece, only to find themselves beaten back by the Greeks. Unfortunately for Greece, this setback for his Italian ally made the German leader, Adolf Hitler, turn his attention to the possible danger to Germany's ambitions from the Greeks, particularly if they should seek support from Britain. In March 1941, British support became a reality when a military expedition called 'Lustre Force', which included Australian troops, was dispatched to Greece from Egypt. ...more than 60,000 British and Dominion servicemen and women ... fought in Greece between November 1940 and May 1941, among them some 17,000 Australians and 16,700 New Zealanders. What circumstances had brought these men and women from half a world away to the aid of the Greeks?" -- p. 7-8.

2011. Expanded edition. An ex-library copy in very good condition.


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  • : 9781877007651
  • : Department of Veterans' Affairs
  • : December 2011
  • : 24.00 cmmm X 24.00 cmmm
  • : books

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  • : en
  • : Richard Reid