80 ανεκτίμητες φωτογραφίες της Κρήτης 1911 - 1949 | LiFO
80 old pictures of Crete !! A rare collection of 80 photographs from Fred Boissonnas, Nelly's, Pericles Papachatzidaki Stefano Malikopoulo and Elli Papadimitriou. A mosaic of life the landscape and monuments of Crete, made by travelers in the island, with a camera recorded the unsuspecting everyday snapshots forever. And transformed with the help of time in history. Source: www.lifo.gr
Galatos is a town on the island of Crete in Greece. It may seem an unusual choice of name for a back road between Rotorua and Taupō. Galatos was the site of a famous counter-attack by New Zealand soldiers together with locals in Crete during the Second ...
Peter McIntyre, The Blitz, Canea Crete area defended by NZ'ers, May 1941
The Battle of Crete began on 20 May 1941, with the airborne invasion of the island of Crete by German forces. Greek and Allied forces, along with Cretan civilians, defended the island. Only a few weeks before the invasion, New Zealand officer Major General Bernard Freyberg VC has been appointed commander of the Allied forces on Crete. After one day of fighting, the Germans had suffered very heavy casualties and the Allied troops were confident that they would prevail against the German…
HMS Ajax (22)
HMS Ajax was a Leander class light cruiser which served with the Royal Navy during World War II. She became famous for her part in the Battle of the River Plate, the Battle of Crete, the Battle of Malta and as a supply escort in the Siege of Tobruk. This ship was the eighth in the Royal Navy to bear the name. In February 1942, she was adopted by the civil community of Halifax.