This is a classic account by one of the officers who took part in one of the great escapades of WWII. In 1943 W. Stanley Moss and Patrick Leigh-Fermor, both serving with Special Forces in the Middle East, decided on a plan to kidnap General Kreipe, Commander of the Sevastopol Division in Crete, and bring him back to Allied occupied Cairo. This is the story of their adventures, working with a fearsome band of partisans, as they daringly capture the General in an ambush and struggle to evade pursuing German troops in the mountainous Cretan landscape to reach their rendezvous for evacuation to safety.
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The late W. (Billy) Stanley Moss led an adventurous life as a young man before the War, fought with the 8th Army in the desert and then joined the Special Forces serving in Crete with the partisans.From Library Journal:
With this title Burford launches its new "Classics of War" line. Moss here tells the remarkable story of how he and a fellow British commando infiltrated a Nazi stronghold in Crete, kidnapped a German general, and spirited him back to Egypt. Though based on fact, this could rival any best-selling espionage novel.
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