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Artist or CreatorIllingworth, Leslie Gilbert, 1902-1979
Title or Caption[no caption]
Extent1 item
Published byDaily Mail
Date22 May 1941
Embedded text or transcriptHi, Hermann, you're letting Freyberg steal the scene!
Invasion of England
Dress Rehearsal
Crete Theatre
Person DepictedHitler; Adolf (1889-1945)
Goering; Hermann (1893-1946)
Goebbels; Josef (1897-1945)
Freyberg; Bernard Cyril (1889-1963); Baron
NotesNews: May 20. The Germans launched an airborne invasion of Crete. Preceded by heavy dive-bomber raids on the island's airfields, German paratroopers landed just before dawn and were immediately counter-attacked by British, New Zealand and Greek forces. The paratroopers were followed by landings from troop carriers and gliders. Nazi planes were attacking continuously in support of the landed troops, but heavy casualties were inflicted on the paratroopers as they floated down.
Copyright contact detailsNorthcliffe House, 2 Derry Street, London W8 5TT
Location of artworkNational Library of Wales, Aberystwyth
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