Battle for Crete (Signed copy)
Signed by John Hall Spencer
Reprint. Hardback in dustwrapper. 22.5 × 14cm, 306pp.
Signed and dedicated by John Hall Spencer to the ffep.
After two years' extensive research the author has written a thorough account of the political and military background to the German invasion of Crete and the bitter fighting that followed the first airborne assault on an island in history. The book tells of confused negotiations between the British and Greek governments; the misunderstandings between Winston Churchill's War Cabinet and commanders in the field; the near capture of the King of Greece; the lack of preparation by the defenders and the suppression of a critical post-battle report by General Wavell.
A good copy. The wrapper is sunned to the spine and the pages are tanned but it remains in strong readable condition.Sold