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Crete 1941: The Battle of 42nd Street

Crete 1941: The Battle of 42nd Street

Presenter: Dr Adrian ThrelfallTuesday 03 May 2016 75 years ago this month, members of the Australian 6thDivisionfought a ferocious battle against elite German paratrooperson theisland of Crete. Having been evacuated from Greece onlyweeksearlier the Australians and New Zealanders were poorly armedandhad no air support but their resistance, althoughultimatelyunsuccessful, would decimate the German airborne forces.Join DrAdrian Threlfall, military historian and lecturer, inexploringthis fascinating tale.