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Anzac Fury : The Bloody Battle of Crete 1941 - Peter Thompson

Anzac Fury

The Bloody Battle of Crete 1941


Published: 1st April 2011
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Anzac Fury commemorates the 65th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe when 8900 Anzac prisoners of war captured in Greece and Crete were released from captivity. In 2010 it will be exactly 70 years since the 2nd AIF arrived in the Middle East to begin their extraordinary adventures in battles against the German and Italian armies in North Africa, mainland Greece and Crete prior to the outbreak of the Pacific War.

Written by a brilliant storyteller, Anzac Fury tells the riveting story of how the legendary Anzac Corps was reformed in the heat of battle during World War II to fight a powerful and merciless foe. Dramatically combining personal memories with combat action, Anzac Fury gives voice to the experiences of young Australians and New Zealanders who were sent on Churchill's orders from the victorious battlefields of Libya on a disastrous mission to Greece and Crete.

A companion volume to the acclaimed 2008 publication Pacific Fury, this book celebrates the Anzac spirit of sacrifice, mateship, courage and endurance that sustained the new Anzacs during the darkest days of the war.

About the Author

Peter Thompson has written biographies of Robert Maxwell and Jack Nicholson, among others. His most recent books are Pacific Fury, and, with Robert Macklin, The Big Fella: The Rise and Rise of BHP Billiton.

Introduction: Anza Fury
Prologue: Lighting the Fuse
Part I: Desert Glory
Part II: Greek Gamble
Part III: Vertical Warfare
Part IV: Wrath of Zeus
Part V: Anzac Heroes
Appendix A: A Metric conversion table
Appendix B: Service ranks
Appendix C: Casualties
References and Notes
Table of Contents provided by Random House Australia Pty Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9781864711318
ISBN-10: 1864711310
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 506
Published: 1st April 2011
Publisher: Random House Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.2 x 15.7  x 4.8
Weight (kg): 0.63
Edition Number: 2