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Ill Met by Moonlightby W. Stanley Moss
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"This amazing story is marvelously well told, in an exuberant, racing style that makes it impossible to lay the book aside once the first page is read." —San Francisco Chronicle
Ill Met By Moonlight is the gripping account of the audacious World War II abduction of a German general from the island of Crete. British special forces officers W. Stanley Moss and Patrick Leigh Fermor, together with a small band of Cretan partisans, kidnapped the general, then evaded numerous German checkpoints and patrols for nearly three weeks as they maneuvered across the mountainous island to a rendezvous with the boat that finally whisked them away to Allied headquarters in Cairo.
"It was a mad adventure, and it came off. Moss recorded the whole escapade in a diary, which survives as a thrilling account of one of the most reckless and dramatic actions of the war." —Patrick Leigh Fermor
"A twin masterpiece of action and narrative." —Spectator
"[An] exciting account of a feat which demanded an extreme of daring and determination." —London Times
The 2011 Paul Dry Books edition includes an Afterword by Patrick Leigh Fermor.
W. Stanley Moss was a World War II hero and later a best-selling author. He traveled extensively after the war, notably to Antarctica with a British Antarctic Expedition. Eventually he settled in Kingston, Jamaica.
Ill Met By Moonlight describes the stunning kidnapping of an enemy general—a brilliantly written, exciting, and compelling WWII story.
Ill Met By Moonlight describes the dazzling WWII kidnapping from Crete of a German general. The Englishmen, W. Stanley Moss and Patrick Leigh Fermor, pulled off the abduction, and then with their Cretan partisans hiked for days through treacherous mountains to rendezvous, amidst German patrols, with a British boat that whisked them and their prized prisoner-of-war safely to Cairo.
W. Stanley Moss was a war hero and best-selling author in the 1950s. He traveled extensively, notably to Antarctica with a British Antarctic Expedition. Eventually he settled in Kingston, Jamaica, and died at age forty-four.
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W. Stanley Moss: W. Stanley Moss was a war hero and best-selling author in the 1950s. He traveled extensively, notably to Antarctica with a British Antarctic Expedition. Eventually he settled in Kingston, Jamaica, and died aged 44.
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