A good many books have been written about individual accounts of some
aspect of the Battle of Crete and it's aftermath. Some have turned into
best sellers and have been made into films. Popular though they may be, it
is our view that every individual account, however expressed, is an
important part of history and should have a place in the record.
This website will seek to detail what published accounts are available,
and how they may be obtained if already in print, but also provide space
for any veteran, or family member, to recount a personal history. The
accounts can be as long, or short, as the author may wish. Photos to
accompany the accounts will be most welcome. Any of you who, like me, has
chatted to our veterans and their families will know that there are
countless stories out there. Please let us have the chance to make them
available to a wider audience.
Please note that authors will retain fully copyright and that reproduction
is not permitted elsewhere without prior consent.
First of our veteran's recollections. Doug West's story.
Doug and John West at the Welch Memorial, Galatas, May 2001