WWII Themed Trips


Topic Crete, Sicily, Malta and North Africa
Dates Fall 2017


WW2 History Club trip to Crete, Sicily, Malta and North Africa

This will be a different trip.  It will focus on a time prior to the US involvement in WW2.  Germany invaded and captured Crete in 1941.  The invasion was an airborne assault with the Germans outnumbered 3:1 and the Allies knew the German operational plan down to the exact minute and location of all drops.   Yet the Germans won as a result of luck, German fighting skills and less than stellar Allied leadership.   The huge loses suffered by the Germans convinced Hitler that airborne assaults of large targets like Crete or Malta would be very costly.  The victory by the Germans convinced the Allies that airborne assault was practical and competitive. 


More details will be published as they are available.


If interested, contact trips@ww2hc.org

















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