The Battle for Greece and Crete
Mussolini invades Greece at the beginning of the war but his much larger army is thrown back into Albania. Hitler believes that Greece must be subjugated to secure his southern flank for the invasion of Russian. The German army positions to invade Greece. The invasion will culminate in the first airborne invasion in history – at the Battle of Crete. It will become know as the “Graveyard of the German Paratroopers”.