This timeline covers all
the political and military events that occurred within Southern
Europe between the years 1939 and 1945. The countries encompassed
within the timeline are Italy, Yugoslavia, Albania, Bulgaria, Greece
and various Mediterranean Islands such Crete and Malta.
opinion the limit of endurance has been reached by the troops
under my command...our position here is hopeless"
Major General Freyberg VC
(Shortly before the evacuation of Crete)
Field Marshal Harold
Field Marshal Albert
American M4A3E8 Sherman
The US M4A3E8 variant of the Sherman
was commonly known as the 'Easy Eight' and was equipped
with the late-war standard 76mm gun. It also had a new,
horizontally-mounted suspension system rather than the
vertical suspension unit fitted to earlier models.