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Kidnap in Crete the true story of the abduction of a Nazi general by Rick Stroud

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Published .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • World War, 1939-1945,
  • Kidnapping,
  • Warfare and Defence,
  • Great Britain. Special Operations Executive,
  • World War (1939-1945) fast (OCoLC)fst01180924,
  • Kidnapping, 1944,
  • Underground movements,
  • Military leadership,
  • War Underground movements,
  • Command of troops,
  • Great Britain

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-276) and index.

StatementRick Stroud
Classifications
LC ClassificationsD766.7.C7 S745 2015
The Physical Object
Pagination288 pages :
Number of Pages288
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26492964M
ISBN 10140885175X
ISBN 109781408851753
LC Control Number2014481773
OCLC/WorldCa890161504

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This is the story of a band of SOE adventurers and Cretan patriots who kidnapped a German general and spirited him away to Egypt. It has been told before by some of the protagonists and been made into a movie based on one of their books – Ill Met By Moonlight. The film was a Powell and Pressburger effort starring Dirk Bogarde and David Oxley as the two British chaps and Marius Goring .   This is the story of how a small SOE unit led by Patrick Leigh Fermor kidnapped a German general on the Nazi-occupied island of Crete in For 32 days, they were chased across the mountains as they headed for the coast and a rendezvous with a Royal Navy launch waiting to spirit the general to Cairo. From the adrenalin rush of the kidnapping, to the help . Other Rick Stroud Books PEW Literary Agency Limited, 46 Lexington Street, London W1F 0LP | +44 | Copyright PEW Literary LTD. All Rights Reserved. There have been other accounts, but Kidnap in Crete is the first book to draw on all the sources, notably those in Crete as well as SOE files and the accounts, letters, and private papers of its operatives in London and Edinburgh/5(20).

  There have been other accounts - notably Ill Met By Moonlight by William Stanley Moss (Leigh Fermor's second in command), which was later made into a Powell and Pressburger film, starring Dirk Bogarde - but Kidnap in Crete is the first book to draw on all the sources, notably those in Crete as well as SOE files and the accounts, letters and private /5(23).   Rick Stroud has produced a historical account, Kidnap in Crete, while Leigh Fermor’s estate has finally published his word memoir of the episode, Abducting a General, which was. There is no Hollywood ending with bikini-clad models joining the kidnap team as they escape from German Occupied Crete (which the Germans called "Festung Kreta," or “Fortress Crete”). The author sets the stage by concisely describing the situation leading up to German “Operation Merkur,” the invasion of Crete/5(17). In , undercover British operatives kidnapped German Gen. Heinrich Kreipe on Nazi-occupied Crete. This is the tale of that exploit.

  – H. Muller, General Commander of Garrison of Crete. Chania, Aug These events were portrayed in numerous books including Moss’s own book “Ill Met by Moonlight: The Abduction of General Kreipe.” In , the book was turned into the film by the same title starring Dirk Bogarde, David Oxley and Marius Goring. Kidnap in Crete: the true story of the abduction of a Nazi general. [Rick Stroud] -- "In the German army invaded the strategically important Mediterranean island of Crete with the largest airborne force in history. Kidnap In 1. THE TRUE STORY OF THE ABDUCT ION OF A NAZI GENERAL. O. n a moonlit night in April a small band of fearless partisans, led by the British SOE agent Patrick Leigh Fermor, kidnapped a high-ranking Nazi . Kidnap in Crete: the true story of the abduction of a Nazi general. [Rick Stroud] -- "On a moonlit night in April a small band of fearless partisans, led by the British SOE agent Patrick Leigh Fermor, kidnapped a high-ranking Nazi general on the German-occupied island of Crete.