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New Zealand and Australian soldiers at Crete, 1942 Battle Of Crete, Anzac Soldiers, Nz History, Lest We Forget, North Africa, Military History, World War Two, Continents, Old Photos

New Zealand and Australian soldiers at Crete, 1942

In the Second World War, as in the First, New Zealand soldiers served with Australians, this time in Greece, Crete and North Africa. However when Japan entered the war and began to advance through South-East Asia and the Pacific, the Australians chose to bring their troops home, while the New ...

German dead from the first day of the Invasion of Crete, killed mere steps from their glider. With the landings happening right on top of the expectant defenders’ positions, the first wave of attackers suffered brutal casualties. Paratrooper, Luftwaffe, Battle Of Crete, Victory In Europe Day, South East Europe, Operation Barbarossa, Invasion Of Poland, Greek History, Macabre

History! by Zhukov - The Military History Emporium

German dead from the first day of the Invasion of Crete, killed mere steps from their glider. With the landings happening right on top of the expectant defenders’ positions, the first wave of...

Dejected Allied prisoners of war pass German vehicles on their way back over the White Mountains from Sfakia. History Online, Today In History, Churchill, Battle Of Crete, Victory In Europe Day, Greek History, Family History, Invasion Of Poland, Prisoners Of War

Allied prisoners of war on Crete

Allied prisoners of war on Crete | NZHistory, New Zealand history online

A group of soldiers standing around a member of the New Zealand (Maori) Battalion, holding an Iron Cross souvenired during the Battle of Crete. The soldiers are at a garden party held for members. Battle Of Crete, Soldier Silhouette, Erwin Rommel, Maori People, Maori Designs, Ww2 Photos, History Online, Anzac Day, British Army

German souvenir from Crete

New Zealand soldiers gather around a member of the 28th (Maori) Battalion who proudly displays a German Iron Cross souvenired during the Battle for Crete

Bert Dyson - New Zealand army in Crete pin by Paolo Marzioli Troops, Soldiers, Battle Of Crete, Soldier Silhouette, Maori People, Anzac Day, Lest We Forget, Army & Navy, Military History

Bert Dyson describes transporting ammunition, Crete

Bert Dyson was a lieutenant in 4 Field Regiment. In this extract from his interview he describes transporting ammunition up to the troops for the planned counter-attack on Maleme airfield, 22 May 1941.

View of allied prisoners of war being marched with their hands up through the countryside of Crete, Greece, during World War II. From the German th. Greek History, Family History, High Noon, Prisoners Of War, German Army, Guinea Pigs, World War Ii, Ww2, New Zealand

The forgotten Australian prisoners of war experimented on by the Nazis

Not all Nazi human experimentations ended with death. Some Australian soldiers may have suffered for years after being guinea pigs for Nazi scientists. Amanda Smith tells their story.

A World War 2 Australian veteran, Geoff Edwards. His personal story in the Battle of Crete and his escape from Preveli, Crete Battle Of Crete, Lest We Forget, German Army, Military History, World War Ii, Old Photos, Ww2, Mercury, Theatre

A Battle of Crete veteran, Geoff Edwards. World War 2

A Battle of Crete veteran, Geoff Edwards. World War 2

Captured on Crete-German paratroopers escort a column of British prisoners of war captured on the Mediterranean island of Crete. Pin by Paolo Marzioli Luftwaffe, Paratrooper, Narvik, Battle Of Crete, Rotterdam, Greek History, British Soldier, Prisoners Of War, History Photos

Six years and one day

Brazilian. 24. Male. This blog is not meant to offend, or make any apology for the war, or the Nazism.

New Zealander’s await evacuation from Sphakion, Crete around May (Alexander Turnbull Library), pin by Poop stain Paratrooper, Luftwaffe, Battle Of Crete, Operation Barbarossa, Today In History, White Mountains, German Army, Roosevelt, Crete

History! by Zhukov - The Military History Emporium

georgy-konstantinovich-zhukov - Posts tagged ANZACs

Engineers from (NZ) Army Troops Company on board the cruiser HMS Phoebe after being evacuated from Crete, 1 June 1941 Battle Of Crete, The Last Ship, Lest We Forget, Troops, Soldiers, World War Two, Wwii, New Zealand, Army

On HMS Phoebe after Crete evacuation

Engineers from 19th (NZ) Army Troops Company on board the cruiser HMS Phoebe after being evacuated from Crete, 1 June 1941

Allied firing position - Crete pin by Paolo Marzioli Battle Of Crete, Tours, Ww2, Mercury, Painting, Painting Art, Paintings, Painted Canvas, Drawings

Allied firing position - Crete 1941, pin by Paolo Marzioli

King George II - Crete 1941 - pin by Paolo Marzioli King George Ii, History Online, British Government, Ww2, World War, Battle, Sailors, Soldiers, Mercury

King George II - The Battle for Crete

George II was king of the Hellenes from 1922-23 and 1935-47. The king was on Crete in April and May 1941 because he and the British government thought it was important that while there was still a part of Greece unoccupied by the Germans, a Greek government should remain on it.