Crete: the battle and the resistance

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Westview Press, 1994 - History - 383 pages
A riveting account of the fall of Greece, the Battle of Crete, and the CretanResistance, from the beginning of World War II to its end.

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Bestselling British historian Antony Beevor was born on December 14, 1946. He was educated at Winchester College and Sandhurst and studied under the well-known World War Two historian, John Keegan. Beevor was an officer with the 11th Hussars for five years before becoming a writer. His works have received awards including the Runciman Prize, the Samuel Johnson Prize, the Wolfson Prize for History, and the Hawthornden Prize for Literature. The French government made him a Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in 1997, and in 2008 the president of Estonia awarded him the Order of the Cross of Terra Mariana. In 1999 Beevor was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. He is a visiting professor at the School of History, Classics and Archaeology at Birkbeck, University of London.

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