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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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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