World War: MEDITERRANEAN THEATER: Crete Against the Skies

In spite of air raids, in spite of the al most constant presence of Jerries on reconnaissance, the chores of anticipation went on. Husky Major General Bernard Cyril Freyberg, in command of the whole is land's expectancy, still rode to work in a broken-down two-horse carriage, with his feet cocked up and a pipe in his mouth.

In little Suda village the soldiers and sailors and Greek stevedores kept at their perilous labors of unloading freighters laden with munitions for the slimly equipped defenders. The keyed-up troops marched along country lanes renamed...

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