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Crete Remembers the Razing of Kandanos by the Nazis

June 3, 1941 was the day the village of Kandanos in Crete was burned to the ground and all its 180 residents were massacred by Nazi troops.

The Remarkable Story of the Greek Spy Who Helped Defeat the Nazis

The story of Helias Doundoulakis is like a good war movie: The story of the Greek spy who helped Greece and the U.S. beat the Nazis

The Brad Pitt Lookalike Who Fought Heroically in the Battle of Crete

This photograph of resistance fighters in Crete posing with German rifles and hand-grenades has been making the rounds of Greek social media

How the Battle of Crete Changed the Course of World War II

The Battle of Crete will remain forever in military history as the scene of the largest German airborne operation of World War II

Last Surviving Soldier from Battle of Crete Dies

New Zealand's and perhaps the world's last surviving soldier of Second World War heroic Battle of Crete died at the age of 104. On Sunday, Cyril Henry Brant Robinson, passed away at the retirement community of Whangamata Moana House, New Zealand. Robinson...

War Shelter in Crete a Poignant Reminder of Nazi Occupation

A hidden gem of a museum in the town of Platanias, Crete, remains a poignant reminder of the three-and-a-half-year Nazi occupation of the island during World War II. The War Shelter museum of Platanias consists of an underground complex of...

Purported Celebration of Nazi Battle of Crete Sparks Outcry

The European Paratroopers Association, or EAP, purportedly planned to hold a celebration of the Battle of Crete in Chania in May.

Australia’s PM Honors 80th Anniversary of the Battle of Crete in Greece

Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison issued a statement recently to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Crete in Greece during World War II.

Cretan Australians Prepare to Mark Anniversary of the Battle of Crete

The Cretan Federation of Australia and New Zealand is preparing to mark the 79th anniversary of the Battle of Crete despite the restrictions imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The battle, which began on the morning of May 20, 1941...

Greece Honors Sole Surviving Australian Veteran From Battle of Crete

The Greek Consulate in Melbourne honored the sole surviving ANZAC veteran from the Battle of Crete in a ceremony held on Thursday. 96-year-old Norman Maddock, who served in the 2nd/7th Australian Infantry Battalion, was also for a time a prisoner...