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The Rock-itt : November 2011
The brutal attack was swift and after this brief encounter over 200 Germans and som e 40 ANZACS lay dead. The bayonet charge continued for about 1500m with the Germans in full flight. After this skirmish the Germans were wary of making contact with the ANZAC rearguard of the retreating Allied Force. This delay in the German offensive brought sufficient tim e for most of the Allied Force to be evacuated from the southern coast of Crete. However over 12,000 Allied soldiers were taken into captivity. These ANZACS were the lucky ones; they were evacuated to Alexandria in Egypt while many of their Digger mates were left in Crete to become prisoners of war