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    Battle on 42nd Street
    Battle on 42nd Street
    War in Crete and the Anzacs' bloody last stand
    At what point does the will to survive on the battlefield give way to bloodlust? What turns men into killers? The Battle of Crete was one of the most spectacular military campaigns of the twentieth century. For the first time in history, German forces carried out an invasion entirely from the air while poorly equipped Anzac and British forces, and local Cretans, defended the island. During the campaign, one battle stands out for its viciousness. When the Germans approached the Allies' defensive line, known as 42nd Street, on 27 May 1941, men from the Australian 2/7 and 2/8 Battalions, New Zealanders from several battalions and British soldiers counter-attacked with fixed bayonets. By the end, bodies were strewn across the battlefield. Later, a German doctor reported that many of the bodies of the German soldiers had been mutilated. Acclaimed historian Peter Monteath draws on records and recollections of Australian, New Zealand, German and British forces and local Cretans to reveal the truth behind one of the most gruesome battles of World War II.'This is military history at its best: deeply researched, powerfully told and proving that the essence of war is men killing other men.' - Joan Beaumont
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    UK£ 29.99

    Book Author
    Peter Monteath
    Genre History
    Large Print 16 Pt Edition (Standard Large Print)
    UNSW Press
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