Swastika over the Aegean

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  1. Kuno

    Kuno Very Senior Member

    Anthony Rogers, the author of Churchill's Folly has published a new book:

    Hardcover: 208 pages
    Publisher: Toro (November 2013)
    Language: English
    ISBN: 978-3-00-042962-0
    Product dimensions: 290mm x 240mm

    SWASTIKA OVER THE AEGEAN is a photographic record of events that occurred in and around the Dodecanese in the autumn of 1943. Those events resulted in the last decisive German victory of the Second World War. British and Dominion forces and their new Italian allies were subjected to a resounding defeat: 234 Infantry Brigade ceased to exist, and key Aegean islands remained under German occupation until the final Allied victory.
    The Eastern Aegean was the setting for a series of German air-sea landings, something not normally associated with the Wehrmacht. German infantry carried out beach assaults and, unusually, Fallschirmjäger were deployed in their intended role as paratroopers, more than two years after sustaining frightful losses in Crete. Both sides relied on air and naval forces, as well as conventional and unconventional ground forces. German paratroopers were drawn from the Luftwaffe and Division Brandenburg; the latter also fielded coastal raiders and assault troops.
    The Allies had on call a battalion of The Parachute Regiment, several infantry battalions, and Raiding Forces, which included the Long Range Desert Group, Special Boat Squadron, Commandos and Ieros Lohos (Greek Sacred Squadron).

    This limited edition book is published in commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the battle for the Dodecanese and features more than 500 images including:

    Rare wartime documents
    Some 350 wartime photographs
    Colour photographs of the islands today
    Maps of Kos, Leros and the Dodecanese

    Available from: toro.enquiries@gmail.com

    You can see some sample pages here:

    http://www.desertstories.org/index.php? ... page_id=33

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  2. Gerard

    Gerard Seelow/Prora

    Looks to have some nice "Then and now" photos Kuno. Cheers for the link!
  3. Orwell1984

    Orwell1984 Senior Member

    Thanks very much for posting this.
    Looks like another book to add to my 'buy" list.
  4. Kuno

    Kuno Very Senior Member

    The price for the book is EUR 49.99 (plus postage).
  5. Kuno

    Kuno Very Senior Member

    Sorry, my mistake: The price for the book is only EUR 29.99 (plus postage).

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