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In this category, articles will describe and analyze the facts of the Battle of Crete. The “History” chapter is including different articles about the historical facts. Some of them are separate, others are sequels. Enjoy reading!!


  • Naval Operations in the Battle of Crete, 20th May – 1st June 1941. Naval Staff History, Second World War. Battle Summary. BR 1732 (2) (rev. ed.). London: Admiralty Historical Section. 1960 [1941]. OCLC 224008525.
  • Ansel, Walter (1972). Hitler and the Middle Sea. Duke University Press. ISBN 978-0-8223-0224-7.
  • Antill, Peter D. (2005). Crete 1941: Germany’s lightning airborne assault. Campaign series. Oxford; New York: Osprey Publishing. ISBN 1-84176-844-8.
  • Beevor, Antony (1991). Crete: The Battle and the Resistance. London: John Murray. ISBN 0-7195-4857-8.
  • Bertke, Donald A.; Smith, Gordon; Kindell, Don (2012). World War II Sea War: The Royal Navy is Bloodied in the Mediterranean. III. Lulu. ISBN 978-1-937470-01-2.
  • Chappell, Mike (1996). Army Commandos 1940–1945. Elite. London: Osprey. ISBN 1-85532-579-9.
  • Brown, David (2002). The Royal Navy and the Mediterranean: November 1940 – December 1941. Whitehall Histories. II. London: Whitehall History in association with Frank Cass. ISBN 0-7146-5205-9.
  • Buckley, Christopher (1952). Greece and Crete 1941. Second World War, 1939–1945; a popular military history. London: HMSO.
  • Churchill, Randolph Spencer; Gilbert, Martin (1983). Winston S. Churchill: Finest hour, 1939–1941. Houghton Mifflin. ISBN 0-395-34402-6.
  • Cloutier, Patrick (2013). Regio Esercito: The Italian Royal Army in Mussolini’s Wars, 1935–1943. Lulu. ISBN 9780557081813.
  • Davin, Daniel Marcus (1953). Crete. The Official History of New Zealand in the Second World War 1939–1945 (New Zealand Electronic Text Collection online ed.). Wellington, NZ: Historical Publications Branch, Department of Internal Affairs, Government of New Zealand. OCLC 1252361. Retrieved 4 November 2015.
  • English, John (1993). Amazon to Ivanhoe: British Standard Destroyers of the 1930s. Kendal, England: World Ship Society. ISBN 0-905617-64-9.
  • Gill, George Hermon (1957). Royal Australian Navy, 1939–1942 (PDF). Australia in the War of 1939–1945 (2). I. Canberra, ACT: Australian War Memorial. OCLC 848228. Retrieved 24 November 2015.
  • Greene, Jack; Massignani, Alessandro (1998). The Naval War in the Mediterranean 1940–1943. London: Chatham Publishing. ISBN 978-1-86176-057-9.
  • Higham, Robin (2006). Why Air Forces Fail: The Anatomy of Defeat. Lexington, Kentucky: University Press of Kentucky. ISBN 978-0-81317-174-6.
  • Hill, Maria (2010). Diggers and Greeks: The Australian Campaigns in Greece and Crete. UNSW Press. ISBN 978-1-74223-245-4.
  • Hinsley, F. H. (1994) [1993]. British Intelligence in the Second World War. Its influence on Strategy and Operations. History of the Second World War. abr. (2nd rev. ed.). London: HMSO. ISBN 0-11-630961-X.
  • H. M. Ships Damaged or Sunk by Enemy Action, 1939–1945 (PDF). No ISBN. London: Admiralty: Director of Naval Construction. 1952. Retrieved 24 November 2013.
  • Kavanaugh, Stephen (2010). Hitler’s Malta Option: A Comparison of the Invasion of Crete (Operation Merkur) and the Proposed Invasion of Malta (Operation Hercules). Nimble Books. ISBN 978-1-60888-030-0.
  • Keegan, John (2011). The Second World War. Random House. ISBN 978-1-4464-9649-7.
  • Kiriakopoulos, G. C. (1995). The Nazi Occupation of Crete: 1941–1945. Santa Babara, CA: Praeger. ISBN 0-275-95277-0.
  • Long, Gavin (1953). Greece, Crete and Syria. Australia in the War of 1939–1945. Series One – Army. II (1st ed.). Canberra: Australian War Memorial. OCLC 3134080. Retrieved 4 November 2015.
  • MacDonald, Callum (1995). The Lost Battle – Crete 1941. Papermac. ISBN 0-333-61675-8.
  • Murfett, Malcolm H. (2008). Naval Warfare 1919–1945: An Operational History of the Volatile War at Sea. London: Taylor & Francis. ISBN 0-415-45804-8.
  • O’Hara, Vincent P. (2009). Struggle for the Middle Sea: The Great Navies at War in the Mediterranean Theater, 1940–1945. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press. ISBN 978-1-59114-648-3.
  • Pack, S.W.C. (1973). The Battle for Crete. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press. ISBN 0-87021-810-7.
  • Playfair, Major-General I.S.O.; Flynn, Captain F.C.; Molony, Brigadier C.J.C. & Toomer, Air Vice-Marshal S.E. (2004) [1st. pub. HMSO 1956]. Butler, J.R.M, ed. The Mediterranean and Middle East: The Germans come to the help of their Ally (1941). History of the Second World War, United Kingdom Military Series. II. Naval & Military Press. ISBN 1-84574-066-1.
  • Richards, Denis (1974) [1953]. Royal Air Force 1939–1945: The Fight At Odds. I (paperback (online) ed.). London: HMSO. ISBN 0-11-771592-1. Retrieved 4 November 2015.
  • Roskill, S. W. (1957) [1954]. Butler, J. R. M, ed. War at Sea. History of the Second World War United Kingdom Military Series. I (4th impr. ed.). London: HMSO. OCLC 881709135. Retrieved 4 November 2015.
  • Shores, Christopher; Cull, Brian; Malizia, Nicola (1987). Air War For Yugoslavia, Greece, and Crete 1940–41. London: Grub Street. ISBN 0-948817-07-0.
  • Spencer, John H. (1962). Battle for Crete. London: Heinemann. OCLC 2517566.
  • Schreiber, Gerhard; Stegemann, Bernd; Vogel, Detlef (1995). Germany and the Second World War: The Mediterranean, South-east Europe, and North Africa, 1939–1941. III. London: Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-822884-4.
  • Taylor, Nancy Margaret (2004) [1986]. “8 Blood is Spilt”. The Home Front. The Official History of New Zealand in the Second World War 1939–1945. I (New Zealand Electronic Text Centre (online) ed.). Wellington, NZ: Historical Publications Branch, Department of Internal Affairs, Government of New Zealand. OCLC 226971019. Retrieved 4 November 2015.
  • The German Campaigns in the Balkans (Spring 1941). Dept of the Army Pamphlet. Washington, DC: Dept. of the Army, Office of the Chief of Military History. 1952. OCLC 43416304. Retrieved 4 November 2015.
  • The Rise and Fall of the German Air Force. Air 41/10 (Public Record Office War Histories ed.). Richmond, Surrey: Air Ministry. 2001 [1948]. ISBN 1-903365-30-9.
  • Vick, Alan (1995). Snakes in the Eagle’s Nest: A History of Ground Attacks on Air Bases. Rand Corporation. ISBN 978-0-8330-1629-4.
  • Whitley, M. J. (1999). Cruisers of World War II. London: Brockhampton Press. ISBN 1-86019-874-0.
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