Battle of Crete

#2
The Brits won, mate. They got one of their number to rise very early and cover all the sun-beds with their towels before the Boxheeds even got up that morning.

Hope this helps.

MsG
 
#3
johno123 said:
I would like to talk with anyone who has info regarding the Battle of Crete
tours.
There are two special places. There are bookshops and libraries. Use them.
 
#4
He wants info on battlefield tours not the battle itself. Read the post Crabby! Can anyone help?
 
#5
johno123 said:
I would like to talk with anyone who has info regarding the Battle of Crete
tours.
Just wondered if this should have read "I would like to talk with anyone who has info regarding the Battle of Crete tours"

Google is your friend - CLICKY
 
#7
brewmeister said:
He wants info on battlefield tours not the battle itself. Read the post Crabby! Can anyone help?
Looking thoroughly like a complete tit. I hang my head in shame and await any bodily fluids or produce thrown in my direction.
 
#8
Crabby you are twat, now go to the top of the class & jump of. Thank you for the replys, I live here in Crete & I know that there are Battlefield TOURS, I thought that I might get some up to date info from here.
 
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johno123 said:
Crabby you are t**t, now go to the top of the class & jump of. Thank you for the replys, I live here in Crete & I know that there are Battlefield TOURS, I thought that I might get some up to date info from here.
Google link no good then? Where abouts on Crete are you - approximately
 
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johno123 said:
Crabby you are t**t, now go to the top of the class & jump of. Thank you for the replys, I live here in Crete & I know that there are Battlefield TOURS, I thought that I might get some up to date info from here.
Bit harsh, I recognised my mistake!

A suggestion would be that if your original post had contained slightly more information you may have got more answers along the lines of what you're looking for.
 
#11
happybonzo said:
johno123 said:
Crabby you are t**t, now go to the top of the class & jump of. Thank you for the replys, I live here in Crete & I know that there are Battlefield TOURS, I thought that I might get some up to date info from here.
Google link no good then? Where abouts on Crete are you - approximately
Maleme,

Crabby I am a man of few words.
 
#12
Try Nikos A. Kokonas 240 Arkadiou St. 741 00 Rethymnon . Phone (0831) 22.540 . Fax 22.353.

The Military Cemetary in Souda Bay is a good place for information guys that maintain the place always happy to help.

Hope this helps
 
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Google link no good then? Where abouts on Crete are you - approximately[/quote]

Maleme,

I was at Plakias for a while
 
#17
What do you want to know? From what side/perspective?

Been going to Kreta since i was no height.

Was there last year for the anniversary of the battle, and met Hans Pollman who was in the first wave of landings. he jumped at 150metres. I asked why so low. His reply was that the aircraft was about to crash....!

Also spent a bit of time with 7 NZ veterans who fought on the Island during the battle. True gentlemen.

They'd been rescued from the island by the RN.When i told them i'd been in the navy, they began to shake my hand saying they always had time for the Navy. It's not as if i was there, but, i wasn't going to argue with these guys. One of them,Frank Twigg, remembers shooting chunks off the planes as they came in, they were that low. he also remembers seeing a german leaning out of the doorway shooting his weapon down at those on the hill. The hill being Hill 107, overlooking the airfield.One of the objectives of the battle.

So, what do you want to know? Tours? I've never done a guided tour.I've always done my own.

Osprey has a good book out on the battle. Details battle sites and personalities.

Where abouts are you in Crete?

GH
 
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wheel said:
Try Nikos A. Kokonas 240 Arkadiou St. 741 00 Rethymnon . Phone (0831) 22.540 . Fax 22.353.

The Military Cemetary in Souda Bay is a good place for information guys that maintain the place always happy to help.

Hope this helps
George Psychoundakis, The Cretan Runner, worked there after the War.
If you can get hold of Xan Fielding's book "The Stronghold. An account of the four seasons in the White Mountains of Crete" from your local library it is a terrific read. If you see it at a book fair, buy it, because it is now quite valuable
 
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Pteranadon said:
The Legion's Poppy Travel is taking a tour to Crete in 2009. They also have guides who can help put together a staff ride or battlefield study on the theme. Check out www.Poppytravel.org.uk and if its not up yet call 01622 716 729
Thank you just what I was looking for.

Hello GH 3k inland from Maleme. Here are some of my latest finds from our land.
 

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I've just recently read a fantastic book called 'Vasili, The Lion of Crete' by Murray Elliott. The story of Kiwi special agent Dudley Churchill Perkins who was captured by the Germans on Crete, escaped and roamed the island for a year trying to leave. He eventually got off the island only to return as special agent for the British Special Operations Executive and taking control of the islands Guerilla outfits, training, organizing and leading them on attacks against the Germans.

Would have loved to have met him, seemed like a nails lad with nothing but true love for the people of Crete.
 

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