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Captain Charles Hazlitt Upham, a New Zealand soldier, is often described as the most highly decorated Commonwealth soldier of that war. Why? He was the only one to receive two VCs during the Second World War and the only combat soldier to receive the award twice in the...read more

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 Lieutenant) June 19, 2016

During the Battle of Crete, in Greece, at late May 1941 a British Landing Craft Tank (LCT) was sunk by German planes, probbaly Stukas, and is located south of Balos lagoon (by some is confused with Gramvousa). According to the locals the LCT was carrying Lee Enfield rifles and had a crew of 5-...read more

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The attack on Crete in May 1941 stands as the single most defining action undertaken by the Fallschirmjäger during WWII. The Battle of Crete began on the morning of 20 May 1941, when Nazi Germany launched an airborne invasion of Crete under the code name Operation Merkur (Mercury). The massive...read more

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 Lieutenant) March 28, 2016

This film is a documentary on the German invasion of Crete during World War 2 and its eventual fall in ten days. It emphasizes the German victory over British, New Zealander and Australian forces rested in superior air power. Animated maps show direction of invasion, course of battles and...read more

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