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About the Author: Peter Ewer

Peter holds a doctorate from RMIT University, and his work until now has focused on Australian military history. He is published in internationally renowned academic journals like the Journal of Transport History, the Journal of Military History, and a range of local history journals, including Australian Historical Studies.

He is currently working on a an espionage and action novel series, featuring the dashing and irreverent Charles 'Chappy' Miller, set in the early days of the Second World War.

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the campaign in Greece, 1941 by

Hardcover, Published in Nov 2016 by Scribe Publications Pty Ltd.

ISBN10: 1925321290 | ISBN13: 9781925321296

Page count: 448

This is the largely unknown story of another Anzac force, which fought not at Gallipoli, but in Greece, during World War II. Desperately outnumbered and fighting in deeply inhospitable conditions, these Anzacs found themselves engaging in a long retreat through Greece, under constant air attack. Most of the Anzac Corps was evacuated by the end of April 1941, but many men got only as far as Crete. Fighting a German paratroop invasion there in May, large numbers were taken captive and spent four long years as prisoners of the Nazis. The campaign in Greece turned out to have uncanny parallels to the original Gallipoli operation: both were inspired by Winston Churchill, both were badly planned by British military leaders, and both ended in defeat and evacuation. Just as Gallipoli provided military academies the world over with lessons in how not to conduct a complex feat of arms, Churchill’s Greek adventure reinforced fundamental lessons in modern warfare.

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