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Following the profitable German invasion of the Balkans and the seize of mainland Greece, the Axis powers' focussed their attentions upon the strategic island of Crete. The island used to be Britain's final foothold within the northeast Mediterranean and used to be perceived as being pivotal to the continued defence of the center East and the the most important sea-lanes resulting in the Suez Canal. by way of early 1941 the British place within the Mediterranean was once wavering; in North Africa Rommel's forces have been sweeping in the direction of Egypt, and the rest British fortresses corresponding to Malta have been threatened. in contrast historical past, German forces introduced an airborne assault opposed to Crete in past due might 1941. Drawing upon an immense choice of modern photos, allied with first-hand memories from those that fought,'Battle of Crete' examines probably the most bitterly contested engagements of the early battle years. Uniquely mentioned from the point of view of the person scuffling with soldier, sailor and airman, this well timed exam of a tremendous yet frequently ignored conflict could be crucial studying for all historians of global conflict 2.

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Die einfachen Dichotomien von wohlwollenden Modernisierern und traditionalen Empfängern oder von imperialistischen Eroberern und bedauernswerten Opfern greifen für die Charakterisierung des Verhältnisses von den USA und Lateinamerika zu kurz. Vielmehr haben Lateinamerikaner die Konflikte und Begegnungen mit den großen Nachbarn auf ihre eigene Art erlebt, gedeutet und beeinflusst. Die Auseinandersetzung mit dem anderen Amerikaner spielte sich auf unterschiedlichen Ebenen ab. Dabei änderte sich das Raumverständnis beständig.

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