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Abducting a General: the Kreipe Operation and SOE in Crete

Patrick Leigh FERMOR

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ISBN 10: 1444796585 / ISBN 13: 9781444796582
Published by John Murray, 2014
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Title: Abducting a General: the Kreipe Operation ...

Publisher: John Murray

Publication Date: 2014

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good

Edition: 1st Ed. - may be Reissue.

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Physical description; xxix, 206 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm. Summary; One of the greatest feats in Patrick Leigh Fermor's remarkable life was the kidnapping of General Kreipe, the German commander in Crete, on 26 April 1944. He and Captain Billy Moss hatched a daring plan to abduct the general, while ensuring that no reprisals were taken against the Cretan population. Dressed as German military police, they stopped and took control of Kreipe's car, drove through 22 German checkpoints, then succeeded in hiding from the German army before finally being picked up on a beach in the south of the island. Subjects; Fermor, Patrick Leigh - Career in Special Operations. Moss, W. Stanley (William Stanley) 1921- - Career in Special Operations. Kreipe, Karl - Kidnapping, 1944. Moss, W. Stanley (William Stanley) 1921-1965 - Career in Special Operations. Kreipe, Karl - Kidnapping.

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Patrick Leigh Fermor (1915-2011) was the greatest travel writer of our generation. Following his walk across Europe, he lived and travelled in the Balkans and Greek Archipelago. He joined the Irish Guards and during the occupation of Crete led the party that captured the German commander. He was awarded the DSO and OBE and was once described by the BBC as 'a cross between Indiana Jones, James Bond and Graham Greene'. Towards the end of his life he wrote the first two books about his early trans-European odyssey, A Time of Gifts and Between the Woods and the Water. He planned a third, unfinished at the time of his death in 2011, which has since been edited by Colin Thubron and Artemis Cooper and published as The Broken Road.

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