The name of Crete is for me- the man who conquered it- a bitter memory. I made a wrong decision when I suggested this attack, since not only did it mean the loss of so many paras who were my sons, but also the end of the Fallschirmjäger, which I created myself.” General Student – after the war..
This Day in WWII History: Mar 26, 1941: On this day, Italy attacks the British fleet at Suda Bay, Crete, using detachable warheads to sink a British cruiser. This was the first time manned torpedoes had been employed in naval warfare, adding a new weapon to the world's navys' arsenals.
[Photo] Lieutenant General Bernard Freyberg, commanding officer of British forces on Crete, Greece, gazing over the parapet of his dug out in the direction of the German line, late May 1941 | World War II Database