A very good documentary ! Well put together with a good variety of material to keep me interested. As you say, it is very difficult to get such a big story down to 5 minutes!
Not sure about the intro... seemed a bit disjointed ... maybe a slower approach and titles first, to set the story up?.. then followed by the map to show where Crete is in the world.
Reference to the darkest days to sync to the first shots of the war cemetery? or shots of war?
Loved the titles, font you used.
lovely clear subtitles were used and well timed to the shots
still not sure about the music...it is appropriate to the area, but somehow I feel that it did not quite connect?.. it is a serious subject and sad at the tragic loss of lives ..... something like "A hymn to the fallen" with the grave scenes then to the lighter local music at the landscape and modern photography?
at 1:20 I'm not sure if that shot of the sea helped the film... maybe shots of British naval activity? .. your use of movement with the "still" photography is excellent
use of witnesses was a real find and well handled.. excellent!
I agree with previous comments.... it didn't sit right ending with the swastika.
keep it up!