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Jump over Crete


sub title: A pictorial and combat report

This is an extremely rare Fallschirmjager book with very unique photo material about the Battle of Crete.
Most of the photos were taken in the Iraklion(**) area.

** --> [Heraklion or Iraklion (Greek: ????????, Irákleio) is the largest city and the capital of Crete. Its name is also spelled Herakleion
(transliteration of ancient/Katharevousa name), or Iraklio, with other variants. For centuries, it was called Candia.

Hardcover

  • 147 pages
  • 138 very rare b&w photos

In good exterior and near fine interior condition.
The fragile spine, which is usually missing, is taped. Otherwise ok with minor signs of use and age.

All pages are complete and tight in the binding.

Approx/Measurements: 10-1/2" x 8-1/4"  ~1.6
lbs.

by Gunter M. and Fritz Sch.
Published by Gerhart St. Verlag / Oldenburg (OLDB)





Background info:
Crete, sometimes spelled Krete (Greek ?????, Kríti) is the largest of the Greek islands of Greece and the fifth largest in the Mediterranean Sea. It is located at approximately 35° N 24°

The Battle of Crete (German Luftlandeschlacht um Kreta; Greek ????????, Irákleio) began on the morning of May 20, 1941, during World War II, when Germany launched an airborne invasion under the code-name Unternehmen Merkur (Operation Mercury). The operation was successful in terms of taking the island from the Allied forces holding it, but the victory was so costly that the Germans never again launched a major airborne mission.

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