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Author Ewer, Peter, author.

Title Forgotten ANZACS : the campaign in Greece, 1941 / Peter Ewer.

Published Brunswick, Victoria : Scribe, 2016.
©2016.

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Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  940.541249 EWER    AVAILABLE
Edition Revised edition.
Physical description x, 432 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 25 cm
Notes Originally published: 2008.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1 For King and Country ... and the paid adventure 7 -- 2 Tracks They Travelled 33 -- 3 An American Abroad 72 -- 4 Building a Balkan Front 98 -- 5 Blocking a Blitzkrieg: the Battle of Vevi, 10-13 April 1941 118 -- 6 At the Feet of Zeus They Fought 154 -- 7 Disaster Averted: the Battle of Pinios Gorge, 17-18 April 1941 186 -- 8 Of Rearguards and Treachery 221 -- 9 An Anzac Dunkirk 256 -- 10 Battle of Crete: 20 May-1 June 1941 299 -- 11 Legacies 362.
Summary EUROPEAN HISTORY. AUSTRALIAN. This is the largely unknown story of another Anzac force, which fought not at Gallipoli, but in Greece, during World War II. Desperately outnumbered and fighting in deeply inhospitable conditions, these Anzacs found themselves engaging in a long retreat through Greece, under constant air attack. Most of the Anzac Corps was evacuated by the end of April 1941, but many men got only as far as Crete. Fighting a German paratroop invasion there in May, large numbers were taken captive and spent four long years as prisoners of the Nazis. The campaign in Greece turned out to have uncanny parallels to the original Gallipoli operation: both were inspired by Winston Churchill, both were badly planned by British military leaders, and both ended in defeat and evacuation. Just as Gallipoli provided military academies the world over with lessons in how not to conduct a complex feat of arms.
Subject Australia. Australian Army. Australian Imperial Force, 2nd (1939-1946)
New Zealand. Army. New Zealand Expeditionary Force, 2nd.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Greece.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Greece -- Personal narratives, Australian.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Greece -- Personal narratives, New Zealand.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Greece -- Personal narratives, Greek.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Greece -- Crete.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Greece -- Crete -- Personal narratives, Australian.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Greece -- Crete -- Personal narratives, New Zealand.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Greece -- Crete -- Personal narratives, Greek.
ISBN 9781925321296 (hardback)
1925321290 (hardback)