Anzac Fury: The Battle of Crete 1941 by Peter Thompson

By Peter Thompson

From Tobruk to the conflict of Crete - the hot bestseller from the writer of Pacific Fury.

Anzac Fury commemorates the sixty fifth anniversary of the top of global conflict II in Europe while 8900 Anzac prisoners of struggle captured in Greece and Crete have been published from captivity. In 2010 it will likely be precisely 70 years because the second AIF arrived within the center East to start their impressive adventures in battles opposed to the German and Italian armies in North Africa, mainland Greece and Crete ahead of the outbreak of the Pacific warfare.

Written through an excellent storyteller, Anzac Fury tells the riveting tale of ways the mythical Anzac Corps was once reformed within the warmth of conflict in the course of international battle II to struggle a strong and cruel foe. Dramatically combining own stories with wrestle motion, Anzac Fury supplies voice to the stories of younger Australians and New Zealanders who have been despatched on Churchill's orders from the successful battlefields of Libya on a disastrous undertaking to Greece and Crete.

A significant other quantity to the acclaimed 2008 e-book Pacific Fury, this e-book celebrates the Anzac spirit of sacrifice, mateship, braveness and patience that sustained the hot Anzacs in the course of the darkest days of the conflict.

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The other chief strength of the Panther was its survivability, which rested mainly on its thick, well-sloped frontal armour. The Soviet T-34/85, for example, could only penetrate the Panther frontally at a range of 500m, whereas the 75mm-gunned Sherman M3A2 could not do so even at point-blank range. However, by 1944-45, new threats had emerged - notably the Soviet Josef Stalin and the American Pershing heavy tanks, plus the 17-pounder anti-tank gun - that proved capable of penetrating the Panther frontally at 1500m.

Indeed, during late April, DaimlerBenz did fit several Model G Panther turrets to completed Model F chassis and delivered these tanks to the troops then desperately defending Berlin. Clearly, while the Germans did not manage to finish a single Model F Panther prior to the end of hostilities on 8 May 1945, they remained literally only a few days away from achieving this goal when the Soviets overran the Marienfelde factory. And so with this event ended the story of Germany's Panther medium tank.

The Tank Museum, 4704/B5) The war ended before the Germans could deploy at the front any completed Model F Panthers, the variant that mounted the Narrow Turret (Schmalturm) on a slightly modified Model G chassis. (The Tank Museum, 2907/F3) 13 American AFVs and overran several enemy positions; in the process however, American tank, anti-tank and bazooka fire knocked out five Model G tanks. Three of these fell in close succession at Stoumont station, their burning hulls forming an effective block to any advance further west by Peiper's forces.

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