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Tuesday, 21 May 2013 06:39

72nd Anniversary of Battle of Crete

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Battle of CreteIn May each year, the island of Crete, and many Greek Communities around the World hold remembrance celebrations of the Battle of Crete - a battle which lasted for 11 days, from the 20th to the 31st of May 1941, and was one of the most significant battles of the Second World War.

This year is the 72nd Anniversary of that epic battle, and as always, some of the last surviving veteran soldiers of the battle are in Crete along with representatives of the allied governments to remember and pay tribute to all those heroes, both military and civilians, who fought and died so the rest of the world could be free, to honour and to be honoured...

A History Channel documentary about the battle. Please bear in mind it's an American perspective and it is somewhat slanted by not emphasising the efforts by local Cretans in the resistance.

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