The invasion of Crete began on 20th May 1941. This game was played at a regular meeting at NWA of the Mitcham venue.
The paratroopers were beaten back in most places but gained a foothold on Maleme airfield. Without additional support, the Allied troops were unfortunately withdrawn from the airfield. This allowed the Germans to fly in re-inforcements. With Germans numbers continually increasing and the defenders committed piecemeal, the Allies were pushed from the island.
1941 – Crete