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 ...
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...
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.
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.
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.