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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The purpose of this study is to describe the German campaigns in the Balkans and the seizure of Crete within the framework of Hitler'Des military policy during the second year of World War II. The study is the first of a series dealing with large-scale German military opera tions in Eastern...read more

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