Antony Beevor's unerring flair for the climate and the feel of the conflict ... his insight and his grasp of these events make them seem as though they had happened last week - Patrick Leigh Fermor, Daily Telegraph
Excellent . . . an arresting account of the whole war on Crete, including the ghastly experiences of the Cretans under German occupation - John Keegan, Sunday Telegraph
The best book we have got on Crete - Michael Foot, Observer
Beevor's account is excellent: fresh, lively and peppered with anecdotes - Mail on Sunday.
Beevor is a writer and historian of rare ability and for starkly illustrating the variables of war' - Neville Smith, Lloyd's List