GREEK ISLAND IN DODECANESE RAIDED BY ALLIES

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GREEK ISLAND IN DODECANESE RAIDED BY ALLIES

From the July 24, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes

CAIRO, July 23, (AP)–Anglo-Greek troops have raided the Dodecanese islands of Simi, near Rhodes, and “liquidated the entire German garrison,” it was officially announced today. The raid occurred the night of July 13-14.

More than 160 German troops were killed, wounded or taken prisoner and ammunition dumps in the shipyard were destroyed. Allied casualties were light and Allied naval craft suffered no damage.

After spending the day of July 14 wiping up the enemy garrison, the raiders withdrew at dusk, leaving behind a small rearguard patrol. More than 300 Germans arrived by sea the following day. Ju88s appeared and plastered the defenseless, empty town, while the Allied rearguard watched from a mountain hideout, making its getaway after dark that night.



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Greek Partisans on the island of Crete



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