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The Resource Battle on 42nd Street

Battle on 42nd Street

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Battle on 42nd Street
Title
Battle on 42nd Street
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Summary
At what point does the will to survive on the battlefield give way to bloodlust? The Battle of Crete was one of the most spectacular military campaigns of the twentieth century. For the first time in history, German forces carried out an invasion entirely from the air while poorly equipped Anzac and British forces, and local Cretans, defended the island. During the campaign, one battle stands out for its viciousness. When the Germans approached the Allies’ defensive line — known as 42nd Street — on 27 May 1941, men from the Australian 2/7 and 2/8 Battalions, New Zealanders from several battalions and British soldiers counter-attacked with fixed bayonets. By the end, bodies were strewn across the battlefield. Later, a German doctor reported that many of the bodies of the German soldiers had been mutilated.Acclaimed historian Peter Monteath draws on records and recollections of Australian, New Zealand, British and German forces and local Cretans to reveal the truth behind one of the most gruesome battles of the Second World War
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Peter Monteath
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dictionaries
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History / Australia & New Zealand
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Battle on 42nd Street
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Publication
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ODILO:034300015163
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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True
Isbn
9781742244686
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Battle on 42nd Street
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300015163
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781742244686
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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