Brave allies

German Marines in Suda Bay.

German Marines in Suda Bay.

Allied to the British and other European forces in the Intervention, German marines arrived in Crete 21 February 1897 on the protected cruiser S.M.S. Kaiserin Augusta.

S.M.S. Kaiserin Augusta

S.M.S. Kaiserin Augusta 1902.

German troops remained in Crete until November 1897 when Germany, drawing ever closer to the Ottoman Empire, withdrew form the Cretan Concert.

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