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Diggers and Greeks: The Australian Campaigns in Greece and Crete, by Maria Hill;  UNSW Press, 2010, 496 pages, $59.95. Anzac Fury: The Bloody Battle of Crete 1941,  by Peter Thompson;  William Heinemann, 2010, 506 pages, $49.95. It is always a pleasure to read a well informed, passionately argued case for righting a wrong, such as Maria Hill’s Diggers and Greeks: The Australian Campaigns in Greece and Crete. Dr Hill seeks to show that British, Australian and New Zealand historians have (with some exceptions) denigrated, minimised or simply blotted out the part played by the Greeks and Cretans in the campaigns of…

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