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submitted by Spyro Calocerinos on 18.01.2011

The British cruiser Gloucester was sunk near Kythera

As James Prineas provided the photograph of the plaque on a house in Kapsali, it may be appropriate to re-submit the history behind the plaque.

Kythera is a small island just south of Neapolis at the southern tip of Greece. It is also about 50 miles northwest of Cape Spatha in northwest Crete. In the battle for Crete in 1941, the Southampton-class cruiser HMS Gloucester was sunk on the 22nd of May about 15 miles from Kythera, which was already occupied by the Germans. Seven hundred ...