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Battle of Crete

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The 11th Day Documentary 

"Until now, we knew that Greeks were fighting like heroes; from now on we shall say that the heroes fight like Greeks." –Winston Churchill

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The Battle of Crete was the first occasion where Fallschirmjäger (German paratroops) were used en masse, the first mainly airborne invasion in military history, the first time the Allies made significant use of intelligence from decrypted German messages from the Enigma machine, and the first time German troops encountered mass resistance from a civilian population.