Superbly written narrative of the battle for Crete, described by Churchill as ¿A head-on collision with the very spearhead of the German lance.¿
A brand new, updated edition of a controversial book
Famous politician Alan Clark enjoys an outstanding reputation as a military historian and writer.Über den Autor:
Alan Clark made his reputation as a military historian with The Donkeys, an account of the First World War, and Barbarossa, a description of the 1941-45 Russo-German conflict. In 1993 his DIARIES were published to acclaim and have now sold in excess of 250,000 copies. Before his death in 1999 he was MP for Kensington and Chelsea, and had been a Minister in the governments of Margaret Thatcher and John Major.
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Buchbeschreibung London, Cassell & Co., 2000. 16cm x 24cm. 211 pages. Original hardcover with dustjacket. Excellent condition. Clark's The Fall of Crete was originally published in 1962. Alan Clark was an MP for many years and was a minister in the governments of Margaret Thatcher and John Major. He died in 1999 and Cassell & Co. reissued this book in 2000. Churchill famously described the battle for Crete in late May 1941 as 'a head-on collision with the very spearpoint of the German lance'. The battle was a disaster for the British, Commonwealth and Greek troops on the island. Alan Clark tells the story of the battle with clarity and concision. Unsurprisingly, he is as admiring of the courage and resolve displayed by the men on the ground as he is critical of the decisions made by their superiors. Includes the chapters: The Flower of the Third Reich / The Attack on Maleme / Events at Rethymno and Heraklion / The Battle of Galatas. Artikel-Nr. 90333AB