Kos and Leros 1943 - 
      Anthony Rogers
    
      Darren Tan

Kos and Leros 1943

The German Conquest of the Dodecanese

; Darren Tan (Illustratør)

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. Les mer
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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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Forlag: Osprey Publishing
Innbinding: Paperback
Språk: Engelsk
Sider: 96
ISBN: 9781472835116
Format: 25 x 18 cm
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Anthony Rogers has enjoyed a varied career. After serving in the Royal Marines, he was a freelance photojournalist, covering conflicts across three continents. Latterly, he worked as a security contractor in Iraq, Afghanistan and West Africa. He has written two books about mercenaries and other aspects of unorthodox soldiering. As a keen military historian, he has also written several books detailing events in and around the Mediterranean during World War II.

Born and raised in Malaysia, Darren Tan grew up drawing spaceships, dinosaurs and the stuff of his imagination, which was fuelled by movies and computer games. Following a brief stint in 3D animation, Darren now works as a freelance illustrator, living in Singapore.