Sunday, January 22, 2006

The second day in the attack on Crete

On the second day, two companies of the Second Parachute Regiment were dropped into near Pirgos. In the event, the Maoris cut them up pretty badly and they were pinned in Pirgos. What started to tip the scales was that transport aircraft, landing under artillery fire, brought in the 100th Mountain Regiment. This was apparently at Maleme. This is based on the account in Vol.II of the Official History.

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