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The Massacre of Kondomari refers to the execution of male civilians from the village of Kondomari in Crete by a firing squad consisting of German paratroopers on June 1941 Greek History, World History, World War Ii, Battle Of Crete, Fallen Heroes, Paratrooper, German Army, Military History, Wwii

Massacre of civilians at Kondomari, Crete – World War II Today

The Massacre of Kondomari refers to the execution of male civilians from the village of Kondomari in Crete by an ad hoc firing squad consisting of German paratroopers on 2 June 1941 during World War II. The shooting was the first of a long series of mass reprisals in Crete. It was orchestrated by Generaloberst Kurt Student, in retaliation for the participation of Cretans in the Battle of Crete which had ended with the surrender of the island only two days earlier.

Pair of Ragged Greek Boys Made Homeless by the German Occupation During WWII Greece Photography, Greek History, Red Army, History Books, Ww2 History, Military History, Papi, Athens Greece, Magnum Photos

These Greek children are from Makri, a village burned and looted by the Germans. It was 50 miles from Distomo. Nov. 27, 1944.

Burnt German paratrooper who failed to leave the transport plane Junkers Nearby stands a British soldier with a pistol captured “Luger”. Operation “Mercury” (the landing of German troops on the island of Crete). Location: Crete Time: May 1941 Luftwaffe, Paratrooper, Narvik, Panzer Iv, Battle Of Crete, Man Of War, Creta, Ardennes, British Soldier

Battle of Crete, Greece May 1941: British soldiers stand by the charred remains of a German paratrooper. Such was the ferocity of resistance to the air landing German op that the paratroop division was decimated; following Crete, Hitler pulled the paras from the airborne role and send them to the Eastern Front as an infantry formation. Note the Luger held by the British soldier in the foreground.

British prisoners of war on Crete, pictured after the surrender, later in June, 1941 Military Units, Military Men, Military History, British Soldier, British Army, Battle Of Crete, Home Guard, Greek History, War Photography

Waiting to surrender on Crete – World War II Today

The British Navy, and some of the British Army, left the island of Crete - but I didn't. Nor did several thousand other dejected lads. Sunday, June the first, was a black day indeed for many assorted British huddled in valleys back from the beach at Sphakia, a small village on the south coast.

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Galatos, Crete

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 ...

On June 1941 a brutal massacre took place in the village of Kondomari, just west of the city of Hania. The Battle of Crete had just completed and the Ww2 German, German Army, Battle Of Crete, Victory In Europe Day, Invasion Of Poland, Greek Warrior, Greek History, Crete Greece, Paratrooper

On This Day June 2, 1941: Brutal Nazi Massacre of Cretan Village - The Pappas Post

On June 2, 1941 a brutal Nazi massacre took place in the small Cretan village of Kondomari, just west of the city of Hania.

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German Paratroopers - Crete 1941

Fallschirmjägers bury their comrades on Crete.

Greece -Crete 1941 - Surrendering commonwealth soldiers been taken POW by German Fallschirmjäger. The ANZACS gave the German Paratroopers a caning all the same. Never used again as a frontline fighting force. Luftwaffe, Paratrooper, German Soldiers Ww2, German Army, Military Photos, Military History, Narvik, Commonwealth, Battle Of Crete

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British SOE agents and Greek partisans on the island of Crete during the German occupation, c. Battle Of Crete, Pose For The Camera, In Ancient Times, Historical Pictures, Military History, Old Photos, Wwii, 28 February, British

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Crete, Greece, German paratroopers preparing local hostages to be killed, May-June "Apparently". "it was in line with the general war laws", as pointed out by a german. -Who invaded who Nazis! General War Law my ass! Battle Of Crete, Invasion Of Poland, Paratrooper, German Army, Military History, World War Two, Ww2, Mercury, Crete Chania

On This Day June 2, 1941: Brutal Nazi Massacre of Cretan Village - The Pappas Post

On June 2, 1941 a brutal Nazi massacre took place in the small Cretan village of Kondomari, just west of the city of Hania.

The Massacre of Kondomair is a title often used to refer to the execution of male civilians conducted German paratroopers (who were under the command of the Luftwaffe) in June 1941 the island of Crete. While the details are much more intricate, it is. Luftwaffe, Paratrooper, Battle Of Crete, Creta, Total War, In Ancient Times, German Army, World History, Greek History

On This Day June 2, 1941: Brutal Nazi Massacre of Cretan Village - The Pappas Post

On June 2, 1941 a brutal Nazi massacre took place in the small Cretan village of Kondomari, just west of the city of Hania.

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02 06 1941. The first brutal massacre in Europe during the WWII by German Huns. Fallschirmjäger.net - Kondomari Massacre

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