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NameThe Army at War. The Campaign in Greece and Crete. (David Garnett)
CategoryAction on Land
DepartmentMinistry Of Information
Issued ForWar Office
SO.Code70-409
Published Dec/1942
Pages64
FormB
Size12 x 18.5
ARJ010.0/C
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Price£2.99
DescriptionThe campaign described in this book will occupy a proud place in the story of the British and Imperial armies' exploits in this war. The introductory chapter explains on what grounds - of national honour as well as long-term strategy - the decision to support the Greeks was taken, and the remaining chapters describe in detail the heroic rearguard action, first down the length of the Greek peninsula and then across the mountains of Crete, in which the campaign for the most part consisted.
Organisations referenced
People referenced
Glossary referenced
1st Armoured Brigade Campbell, Ian 10.5_cm_leFH_18 Light Howitzer
2nd New Zealand Division Chamberlain, Arthur Neville Aerodrome
3rd The King’s Own Hussars Churchill, Winston Airborne forces
6th Division Australia Dill, Sir John Greer Anti-aircraft cruiser
Admiralty Eden, Robert Anthony, 1st Earl of Avon Anti-aircraft warfare
Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Freyberg, Bernard Cyril, 1st Baron Freyberg Anti-tank warfare
Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) Garnett, David Artillery
British Army Garrett, R Battalion
British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC) George II, King of Greece Bomber
Greek Army Göring, Hermann Wilhelm Bren Gun
Hitler S.S. Division Mackay, Sir Iven Giffard Brigade
Italian Navy Peter II Karađorđević, King of Jugoslavia Bristol Blenheim
Leicestershire Regiment Quisling, Vidkun Abraham Lauritz Jonssøn Bunker
Luftwaffe Rommel, Erwin Johannes Eugen Cavalry
Merchant Navy Simović, Dušan Company
Messerschmitt AG Vasey, George Alan Corps
Mobile Naval Base Defence Organization (MNBDO) Venizelos, Eleftherios Cruiser
Royal Air Force Wavell, Archibald Percival, 1st Earl Wavell Defensive fighting position
Royal Army Service Corps Weston, Eric Culpeper Destroyer
Royal Artillery Wilson, Henry Maitland, 1st Baron Wilson Dive-bomber
Royal Engineers Division
Royal Marines Eighty Eight artillery gun
Royal Pioneer Corps Em-bussing point
The Daily Telegraph Field army
The Guardian Fighter
The Royal Navy Flare Guns
The Times Flare
Vichy Franch Flying-boats
Welch Regiment Garrison
York and Lancaster Regiment Gunners
Hand Grenade
Hawker Hurricane
Hospital ship
Infantry tank
Infantry
Junkers Ju 87 or Stuka
Junkers Ju 88
Light tank
Lighter Barge
Line of communication
Machine gun
Magnetic mine
Merchantman
Messerschmitt Bf 109
Military airbase
Military Glider
Military Transport Vehicle
Mortar
Naval Captain
Naval fleet
Parachute
QF 2-pounder gun
QF 2-pounder Naval Gun
QF 25-pounder field gun
QF 3.7-inch anti-aircraft gun
Rearguard
Reconnaissance Aircraft
Reconnaissance
Regiment
Rifle
Sapper
Shell
Short S.25 Sunderland
Stevedore
Tank
Thompson submachine gun
Torpedo
Troop Carrier
Vickers Wellington