Originally published in 1944. From the foreword: "This report on the Air-Borne Invasion of Crete is believed to be of such importance to the Armed Forces of the United States that it is reproduced in its entirety and given a wide distribution. It amplfies Special Bulletin No. 35, subject: "The Battle of Crete,May 20 -June 1, 1941", issued October 15, 1941. Much of the material in this report was gained from persons who were on Crete at the time of the attack. Generally their names have been deleted.". Please note this a high quality, carefully cleaned up of an archive document and while many efforts have been made to clean up these historic texts there may be occassional blemishes, usually reflecting the age of the documents and the contemporary typescript used at the time.