Antony Beevor's unerring flair for the climate and the feel of the conflict ... his insight and his grasp of these events make them seem as though they had happened last week
Excellent . . . an arresting account of the whole war on Crete, including the ghastly experiences of the Cretans under German occupation
The best book we have got on Crete
Beevor's account is excellent: fresh, lively and peppered with anecdotes
'A new paperback edition is welcome for two reasons; reminding us that Beevor is a writer and historian of rare ability and for starkly illustrating the variables of war'