Coming next month, one of the most momentous and notorious events in Crete history is celebrated. May 20th, 1941, the skies over this ancient island darkened with the parachutes of thousands of Nazi paratroopers in what was one of the largest airborne invasions in history. The Battle of Crete saw the Third Reich victorious, but not without massive resistance from Cretans and British soldiers stationed there.
“This war is not an ordinary war. It is the war of the entire Russian people. Not only to eliminate the danger hanging over our heads, but to aid all people groaning under the yoke of Fascism” – Josef Stalin – 22nd June 1941
In one of the most bizarre, and one of the coolest stories we’ve run across in some time, a story about a German soldier having written a letter back in December 1941, then the WW II Christmas card finally being delivered some 71 years later, this is cause for some cheers.