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Battle of Crete

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. In Greek history, it also serves as another chapter showing the bravery and the ultimate triumph of the Hellenic...

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...

New Zealand Woman Finds Rescuers of her Grandfather from the Battle of Crete

Emma Ebrahim could not believe her eyes when she found the descendants of the brave Cretan family who had hidden her New Zealander grandfather, who fought with the Allied Forces in the Battle of Crete in faraway 1941, from the Nazis. This...

Crete Remembers the Razing of Kandanos by the Nazis on June 3, 1941

June 3, 1941 marks an especially dark day for Greece during the years of the Nazi occupation, as the Cretan village of Kandanos was burned to the ground and all its 180 residents were massacred by German troops. The Battle of...

Greece Honors Heroes of WWII Battle of Crete (video)

Greece on Tuesday honored all who selflessly sacrificed their lives in the 1941 Battle of Crete against the invading Nazi forces at a ceremony at the Maleme Airport near Chania. National Defense Minister Evangelos Apostolakis lauded the memory of all...

Battle of Crete: How Cretans Took On the Largest Axis Airborne Operation of WWII

The Battle of Crete will remain forever in military history as the scene of the largest German airborne operation of World War II. In Greek history, it also serves as another chapter showing the bravery and the ultimate triumph...