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Battle of Crete Holiday 2012

Article about: An excellent thread Ben keep it coming!! Could be a plan for a holiday!! hot for the Missus & guns for me!! Cheers Terry.

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    This is the mouth of Souda Bay, even now there is a military installation at it, in the war it was probably defended to the hilt by either side
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    We then went back to Hill 107 Cafe and bingo, it was open, what a place lol I could not take pics inside (apart from one taken before I was told) but outside is amazing. Junkers wing parts, glider frames, machine guns. Inside there is equipment, weapons, helmets, para helmets, pouches you name it. Whilst I was there drinking a Frappe I met this Czech guy who spoke a bit a German so I asked him about the SS trousers he was wearing, all the kit he was wearing was original. So I asked to see his belt buckle which I collect and it was a Czech fake! So you other guys can you tell from the pics if his other gear is good or not!!
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    Cool thread, Ben!!!

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    The outside
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    Outside 2
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    Outside 2
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    One glimpse of inside
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    These are great, thanks Ben!

    Cheers, Ade.
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    A superb thread Ben, not a battle I have studied much, but will do now

    Thanks

    Nick
    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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    Ben, these are amazing photos, thanks so much for posting them. The Ju52 wing sections are just incredible to see! I have read so much on the invasion of Crete and the Australian involvement because I had family serving there, it just brings everything to life. I have a terrific book published by the Australian War Memorial in which it describes two hills with a shallow valley in between, Australian troops on the top of both hills, were making eye contact with the German pilots and firing bren guns from either side through the aircraft as they passed through. Just incredible. Thanks again, Ben, these really are great photos and although I want to visit Crete I may never get there. Cheers mate, Dave.

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