Iconic image of Greek partisans who fought German invaders during the battle of Crete (May 1941).

Iconic image of Greek partisans who fought German invaders during the battle of Crete (May 1941).

Cretans attacking 3 Germans battle of Crete 1941. Island of the brave. 8000 German paratroopers dropped on a tiny island and the Greek resistance with little help from British killed more then half the troops as they were coming down. The Greeks would stab them with pitchforks and steal their weapons. Fields of blood ran.

Cretans attacking 3 Germans battle of Crete 1941. Island of the brave. 8000 German paratroopers dropped on a tiny island and the Greek resistance with little help from British killed more then half the troops as they were coming down. The Greeks would stab them with pitchforks and steal their weapons. Fields of blood ran.

The Battle of Crete - http://www.warhistoryonline.com/war-articles/battle-crete.html

The Battle of Crete - http://www.warhistoryonline.com/war-articles/battle-crete.html

2. WW, Greece campaign - conquest (battle) of crete (20.05.-) 'operation mercury' , war theater: battle of Heraklion . Surrender of the town negotitions with the mayor. BIZ - pin by Paolo Marzioli

2. WW, Greece campaign - conquest (battle) of crete (20.05.-) 'operation mercury' , war theater: battle of Heraklion . Surrender of the town negotitions with the mayor. BIZ - pin by Paolo Marzioli

28 1941 The Germans count the cost of Crete. The German parachute troop losses during the invasion of Crete were high. - See more at: http://ww2today.com/28th-may-1941-the-germans-count-the-cost-of-crete#sthash.8tBlrfjx.dpuf

28 1941 The Germans count the cost of Crete. The German parachute troop losses during the invasion of Crete were high. - See more at: http://ww2today.com/28th-may-1941-the-germans-count-the-cost-of-crete#sthash.8tBlrfjx.dpuf

Battle of Crete WWII, pin by Paolo Marzioli

Battle of Crete WWII, pin by Paolo Marzioli

German paratroopers land in Crete-On 25 April 1941, King George II and his government left the Greek mainland for Crete, which was attacked by Nazi forces on 20 May 1941. The Germans employed parachute forces in a massive airborne invasion and attacked the three main airfields of the island in Maleme, Rethymno and Heraklion. After seven days of fighting and tough resistance, Allied commanders decided that the cause was hopeless and ordered a withdrawal from Sfakia.

German paratroopers land in Crete-On 25 April 1941, King George II and his government left the Greek mainland for Crete, which was attacked by Nazi forces on 20 May 1941. The Germans employed parachute forces in a massive airborne invasion and attacked the three main airfields of the island in Maleme, Rethymno and Heraklion. After seven days of fighting and tough resistance, Allied commanders decided that the cause was hopeless and ordered a withdrawal from Sfakia.

battle of crete | The Battle of Crete began on the morning of 20 May 1941, during World ...

battle of crete | The Battle of Crete began on the morning of 20 May 1941, during World ...

Evzones-changing-of-the-guard

Evzones-changing-of-the-guard

The Massacre of Kondomari. On 2 June 1941, German Fallschirmjäger rounded up the civilians of the Cretan village of Kondomari in one of a long series of mass reprisals on the Greek island of Crete. The execution of the men of Kondomari was orchestrated by Wehrmacht Generaloberst Kurt Student in retaliation for the civilian participation during the Battle of Crete, which had ended in a German victory only two days prior. Throughout the Battle of Crete, the Allied forces and Cretan civilians…

The Massacre of Kondomari. On 2 June 1941, German Fallschirmjäger rounded up the civilians of the Cretan village of Kondomari in one of a long series of mass reprisals on the Greek island of Crete. The execution of the men of Kondomari was orchestrated by Wehrmacht Generaloberst Kurt Student in retaliation for the civilian participation during the Battle of Crete, which had ended in a German victory only two days prior. Throughout the Battle of Crete, the Allied forces and Cretan civilians…

Airborne Attack: Battle of Crete: German paratroopers landing on Crete

Airborne Attack: Battle of Crete

Airborne Attack: Battle of Crete: German paratroopers landing on Crete

A black and white photograph showing wounded British soldiers disembarking from a warship

A black and white photograph showing wounded British soldiers disembarking from a warship

Pinterest
Search