British troops land in Crete to support Greece

Bren gun Anti air craft position Crete November 1940

Suda Bay, Crete, November 1940. A Lewis gun anti aircraft position overlooks Suda Bay where British warships lie at anchor. The 2nd Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment disembarked from HMS Ajax at Suda Bay on the 1st November, 1940.

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Yannis May 27, 2015 at 10:12 pm

Precious picture; well done. It seems this picture was taken at a spot in front
of our family’s house in Crete. We have similar pictures at about that location,
taken thirty to forty years later. Do you or anyone else have any pics taken about that spot or area? The village where you picture was taken seem to be today’s
“Kato Pithari”. Wonderful work.

Editor November 2, 2010 at 11:52 am

@Richard North; Thanks – have now amended the caption.

Others have commented on the spelling of Suda Bay, modern spelling being Souda Bay but I have kept with the version used by British military during the war.

Richard North November 2, 2010 at 12:59 am

Doesn’t look much like a Bren Gun to me. Looks more like a Lewis Gun.

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