- Hardcover: 574 pages
- Publisher: Cosmos Pub Co Inc; 1st Edition edition (November 30, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1932455191
- ISBN-13: 978-1932455199
- Product Dimensions: 1.8 x 7 x 9.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,478,758 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
The First Victory: Greece in the Second World War 1st Edition Edition
Use the Amazon App to scan ISBNs and compare prices.
The Amazon Book Review
Author interviews, book reviews, editors picks, and more. Read it now
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?
This book provides a sweeping account of the role that Greece played in that conflict. During the first thirteen months of the war, Hitler's unstoppable war machine had occupied seven European countries and had enslaved a population of 120 million by fighting for less than three months. The surprising seven-month-long Greek resistance to the invading armies of Italy and Germany that followed in 1940-1941, gave the Greeks the first Allied victories on land, and became a beacon of hope and an inspiration to freedom-loving countries everywhere. The Greek victories provided badly needed relief to the British who,, at that time, were fighting the Axis alone. The archives of the warring armies provide the backdrop of ferocious battles of the Greek forces against numerically superior and far better equipped Italian and German troops. Personal accounts by men and women who lived through extraordinary events provide the details, pinpointing moments that horrify and inspire. From the introduction, which describes the events leading to the Second World War, the book unfolds through the diplomatic and military developments of the battle of Greece. The resistance, which emerged during the occupation and persisted through to the liberation at a staggering cost to the Greek nation, completes the saga. "George Blytas's book brings Greece's heroic and pivotal role in WWII to the forefront. Few people realize that Greece's defeat of Mussolini's forces in 1940 was "The First Victory" against Axis forces in World War II and forced Hitler to invade Greece and delay his Operation Barbarossa against the Soviet Union, a key factor in Hitler's failure to defeat the Soviet Union. Gene Rossides, Editor, Greece's Pivotal Role in World War II and its Importance to the U.S. Today (2001)
Browse award-winning titles. See more
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
It is the Greek's fate to fight and despite the fact that the battlefield changes according to the circumstances, we must always be prepared to defend ourselves.