London: Her Majesty’s Stationery Office, 1952, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Number 4 in the series. Contains: Black & white photographs; Maps; Maps to the endpapers and blanks;
From the cover: The Campaign in Greece and the Battle for Crete form the late Christopher Buckleys second, but not his last, contribution to this series of popular military histories. In each case the tale is of military failure, mainly due to the German command of the air over both land and sea. It is also a tale of the high endeavour, skill-at-arms and grim endurance which enabled our men, from Home and from the Commonwealth, to stave off utter disaster in Greece, and in Crete to make the Germans pay a very heavy and most unwelcome price for their island conquest.
Mr. Buckley explains why we were morally bound to go to the assistance of Greece and to fight by her side so long as her gallant resistance endured. He also tells how our own 1st Armoured Brigade clashed with the German armour and fought it to a standstill; how the New Zealanders and Australians held t…
In the The Second World War, 1939-1945 a Popular Military History by Various Authors in Eight Volumes series.
Very Good in Poor Dust Wrapper. Edges of the dust wrapper somewhat frayed with some loss to the foot of the lower panel and tail of the spine.
Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [VIII] 311 pages. Index. 8¾” x 5¾”.
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