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The Resource Abducting a General : the Kreipe Operation and SOE in Crete, Patrick Leigh Fermor

Abducting a General : the Kreipe Operation and SOE in Crete, Patrick Leigh Fermor

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Abducting a General : the Kreipe Operation and SOE in Crete
Title
Abducting a General
Title remainder
the Kreipe Operation and SOE in Crete
Statement of responsibility
Patrick Leigh Fermor
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
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 twenty-two German checkpoints, then succeeded in hiding from the German army before finally being picked up on a beach in the south of the island and transported to safety in Egypt on 14 May. Abducting a General is Leigh Fermor's own account of the kidnap, published for the first time. Written in his inimitable prose, and introduced by acclaimed Special Operations Executive historian Roderick Bailey, it is a glorious first-hand account of one of the great adventures of the Second World War. Also included in this book are Leigh Fermor's intelligence reports, sent from caves deep within Crete yet still retaining his remarkable prose skills, which bring the immediacy of SOE operations vividly alive, as well as the peril which the SOE and Resistance were operating under; and a guide to the journey that Kreipe was taken on, as seen in the 1957 film Ill Met by Moonlight starring Dirk Bogarde, from the abandonment of his car to the embarkation site so that the modern visitor can relive this extraordinary event
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fermor, Patrick Leigh
Dewey number
940.542149
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Moss, W. Stanley
  • Moss, W. Stanley
  • Kreipe, Karl
  • Fermor, Patrick Leigh
  • Fermor, Patrick Leigh
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
Target audience
adult
Label
Abducting a General : the Kreipe Operation and SOE in Crete, Patrick Leigh Fermor
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Abducting a General -- War Reports, Crete 1942--1945 -- Introduction -- Glossary of Pseudonyms -- Report No. 1 -- Report No. 2 -- Report No. 3 -- Report No. 4 -- Report No. 5 -- Report No. 6 -- Report No. 7 -- Report No. 8 -- Report No. 9 -- A Guide to the Abduction Route
Control code
000053549015
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 206 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781444799880
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
Label
Abducting a General : the Kreipe Operation and SOE in Crete, Patrick Leigh Fermor
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Abducting a General -- War Reports, Crete 1942--1945 -- Introduction -- Glossary of Pseudonyms -- Report No. 1 -- Report No. 2 -- Report No. 3 -- Report No. 4 -- Report No. 5 -- Report No. 6 -- Report No. 7 -- Report No. 8 -- Report No. 9 -- A Guide to the Abduction Route
Control code
000053549015
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 206 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781444799880
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits

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