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July 10, 2011

Our General on Crete

It’s seventy years since the Battle for Crete – seven decades since British and Commonwealth forces, mostly New Zealanders of 4 and 5 Brigades, put up a heroic and near-run defence of the island with no heavy equipment or support, all in the face of total German air domination.

July 14, 2009

World War II History for July 14

Audio: General Charles de Gaulle urges America to Join the Allies (14 July 1941) A 1942 WWII photo portrait of General Charles de Gaulle of the Free French Forces and...

May 20, 2009

World War II History for May 20

Today in WWII History World War II History for May 20 20 May 1940 – Germans break through to English Channel at Abbeville, France In reaching Abbeville, German armored columns,...

May 28, 2008

World War II History for May 28

Today in WWII History World War II History for May 28 1937 – Neville Chamberlain Becomes Prime Minister of England Chamberlain served as prime minister of the UK from 1937...

May 20, 2008

World War II History for May 20

Today in WWII History World War II History for May 20 1941 – Germany invaded Crete by air. The last of the Allies evacuated on May 31. 1942 – Japan...