The Battles of Arnhem and Crete
This is hill107.net, a site designed to present material relating to the Battle of Arnhem, the Battle of Crete and, eventually, some of the other major Airborne Operations of the Second World War.
Hill 107 is the hill overlooking Maleme airfield in Crete, the site of the initial attacks during the German airborne invasion of the island in May 1941 – codenamed ‘Unternehmen Merkur’ (‘Operation Mercury’), the first ever major airborne invasion in history. This hill is now the site of a German War Cemetery.
In spite of the site title the content at present focuses mainly on the Battle of Arnhem and contains all material previously included on my website nntk.net, which itself has undergone a major restyle and upgrade.
The site includes a summary of the Operation Market Garden plan, historical documents relating to the Battle of Arnhem, contemporary newspaper reporting and archive images of the Battle of Arnhem, some war poetry inspired by the battles and modern day photographs of some sites relating to the Battle of Crete – including Hill 107 itself. There is also content about General Sir John Hackett and about the commemoration of the battles. Use the drop down menus from the navigation bar at the top of the page to explore further!
I hope at a later date to increase the material available on the Battle of Crete, and then extend further to other WW2 airborne operations.