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Ep#19: Battle of Crete 1941 in Hindi: How Germany Invaded & Defeated Greece during World War 2



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The Battle of Crete was fought from May 20 to June 1, 1941, during World War II (1939 to 1945). It saw the Germans make large-scale use of paratroopers during the invasion. Though a victory, the Battle of Crete saw these forces sustain such high losses that they were not used again by the Germans. In the fighting for Crete, the Allies suffered around 4,000 killed, 1,900 wounded, and 17,000 captured. The campaign also cost the Royal Navy 9 ships sunk and 18 damaged. German losses totaled 4,041 dead/missing, 2,640 wounded, 17 captured, and 370 aircraft destroyed. Stunned by the high losses sustained by Student's troops, Hitler resolved never to conduct a major airborne operation again. Conversely, many Allied leaders were impressed by the airborne's performance and moved to create similar formations within their own armies.

In this video, I discuss the last part of the Balkans campaign of world war 2 and Italy and Germany's final attack against the Greek island of Crete in 1941.
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This is Episode #17 of my World War 2 series - this series covers the entire timeline of the second world war.

Previous video in the WW-2 series: https://youtu.be/T3Gf7sVSQAY
Next video in the WW-2 series: Not released yet

Entire WW-2 series (World War 2: From Beginning to End): https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLNslXh8ZnBVZ6vPUAZBDn9Nu7zSl5diGD
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Italy and Greece Attack Greece: https://youtu.be/gvjFgwpggxI
Germany's Attack on Yugoslavia: https://youtu.be/H_sWhnAXMiA
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Book link:
The Defence and Fall of Greece, 1940–41 by John Carr: https://www.amazon.in/Defence-Fall-Greece-1940-41/dp/1526781824/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=
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