9781472835116-1472835115-Kos and Leros 1943: The German Conquest of the Dodecanese (Campaign)

Kos and Leros 1943: The German Conquest of the Dodecanese (Campaign)

ISBN-13: 9781472835116
ISBN-10: 1472835115
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Rogers, Anthony
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Format: Paperback 96 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781472835116
ISBN-10: 1472835115
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Rogers, Anthony
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Format: Paperback 96 pages

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Acknowledged authors Rogers, Anthony wrote Kos and Leros 1943: The German Conquest of the Dodecanese (Campaign) comprising 96 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1472835115 and 9781472835116. Since then Kos and Leros 1943: The German Conquest of the Dodecanese (Campaign) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 2.30 or rent at the marketplace.

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An illustrated account of the disastrous British-led effort to occupy the Dodecanese in autumn 1943.

This title is an illustrated account of the autumn 1943 battle for the Dodecanese, as Winston Churchill attempted to secure the Aegean islands in the wake of the Italian armistice. The occupation was a gamble intended to increase pressure against Germany and at the same time possibly provide encouragement for Turkey to join the Allies. Spearheaded by the Special Boat Squadron and the Long Range Desert Group, garrison troops were deployed to the Italian-occupied Dodecanese, but they were too late to prevent the Germans from taking control of the key island of Rhodes and its all-important airfields. An all-out German offensive followed. Air force and naval units supported a series of assaults by infantry and paratroopers, including specialist forces of the Division Brandenburg. Within three months, only Castelorizzo was still in British hands. Rhodes, Kos and Leros remained under German occupation until May 1945 and the end of the war in Europe. The Dodecanese would be Adolf Hitler's last enduring victory – and the last enduring British-led defeat.

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