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World War II German Cemetery in Maleme

Just outside the village of Maleme, you will see the sign on the right for the German Cemetery (Deutscher Soldaten Friedhof). The 4,465 men buried here fell in the Battle of Crete in May of 1941. The Germans landed at the small airport of Maleme when they attacked Crete. The German statue of the attacking eagle, on the left of the highway just outside Chania, is a memorial of this event. A short history of the Battle of Crete is described on the wall of the entrance hall. It also tells of the Cretans who died in the same battle.

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