Osprey Publishing CBT 23 Combat New Zealand Infantryman vs German Motorcycle Soldier Greece and Crete 1941

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In April 1941, as Churchill strove to counter the German threat to the
Balkans, New Zealand troops were hastily committed to combat in the wake of
the German invasion of Greece where they would face off against the German
Kradsch¼tzen - motorcycle troops.

Examining three major encounters in detail with the help of maps and
contemporary photographs, this lively study shows how the New Zealanders
used all their courage and ingenuity to counter the mobile and well-trained
motorcycle forces opposing them in the mountains and plains of Greece and

Featuring specially commissioned artwork and drawing upon first-hand
accounts, this exciting account pits New Zealand's infantrymen against
Germany's motorcycle troops at the height of World War II in the
Mediterranean theatre, assessing the origins, doctrine and combat
performance of both sides.


David Greentree graduated in History at York before taking an MA in War
Studies from King's College London and qualifying as a lecturer in Further
Education. In 1995 he accepted a commission in the Royal Air Force and has
served in a variety of locations, including Afghanistan and Oman.Adam Hook
studied graphic design, and began his work as an illustrator in 1983. He
specializes in detailed historical reconstructions, and has illustrated
Osprey titles on subjects as diverse as the Aztecs, the Ancient Greeks,
Roman battle tactics, several 19th-century American subjects, the modern
Chinese Army, and a number of books in the Fortress series.



The opposing sides

Combat 1

Combat 2

Combat 3





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