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Battle of Crete Honour BoardPrint Page Print this page

 Honour board commemorates Australian servicemen and women who served during the Battle of Crete.

The battles for the island of Crete were fought from the second week of May 1941. The island’s British, Commonwealth, and Greek garrison was attacked by German airbourne troops.German troops eventually overran Greece’s largest island and Crete remained occupied by Axis forces until the end of the war. 

Many Australian, British and New Zealand troops fought valiantly with their Cretan allies in the great battle, forging a special bond between the island’s people and the ANZAC troops.

Location

Address:90 Cathies Lane , Pancretan Association of Melbourne, Wantirna South, 3152
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.870444
Long: 145.214467
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Honour Roll
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2
Approx. Event Start Date:1941
Approx. Event End Date:1941
Link:http://www.dva.gov.au/consultation-…

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:2012
Source: DVA
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