9781472817105

New Zealand Infantryman vs German Motorcycle Soldier Greece and Crete 1941

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  • ISBN13:

    9781472817105

  • ISBN10:

    1472817109

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2017-02-21
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing
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Summary

In April 1941, as the Allies strove to counter the German threat to the Balkans, New Zealand troops were hastily committed to combat in the wake of the German invasion of Greece where they would face off against the German Kradsch├╝tzen--motorcycle troops.

Examining three major encounters in detail with the help of maps and contemporary photographs, this lively study shows how the New Zealanders used all their courage and ingenuity to counter the mobile and well-trained motorcycle forces opposing them in the mountains and plains of Greece and Crete.

Featuring specially commissioned artwork and drawing upon firsthand accounts, this exciting account pits New Zealand's infantrymen against Germany's motorcycle troops at the height of World War II in the Mediterranean theater, assessing the origins, doctrine, and combat performance of both sides.

Author Biography

David Greentree graduated in history at York before completing an M.A. in War Studies at King's College London and qualifying as a lecturer in further education. In 1995, he accepted a commission in the Royal Air Force and has served in a variety of locations, including Afghanistan and Oman.

Adam Hook studied graphic design and began his work as an illustrator in 1983. He specializes in detailed historical reconstructions, and has previously illustrated Osprey titles.

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