Kidnap in Crete

the true story of the abduction of a Nazi general by Rick Stroud

Written in English
Published: Pages: 288 Downloads: 370
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Subjects:

  • Campaigns,
  • Kidnapping, 1944,
  • Underground movements,
  • World War, 1939-1945,
  • Secret service
  • Edition Notes

    StatementRick Stroud
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsD, DG802.G82 C787 2015
    The Physical Object
    Pagination288 pages,16 unnumbered pages of plates
    Number of Pages288
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27181339M
    ISBN 101632861933
    ISBN 109781632861931
    OCLC/WorldCa889164643

Answer 1 of 3: I just finished a book on the April abduction of German Gen. Heinrich Kreipe by a couple of undercover British officers and 11 Cretan guerrilla fighters. Kreipe, the second in command on the island, was kidnapped on his way back to the home he.

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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. 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 Kidnap in Crete book Crete”).

The author sets the stage by concisely describing the situation leading up to Kidnap in Crete book “Operation Merkur,” the invasion of Crete/5(17). Inundercover British operatives kidnapped German Gen. Heinrich Kreipe on Nazi-occupied Crete.

Kidnap in Crete book 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.” Inthe 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. 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.

The Cretan resistance (Greek: Κρητική Αντίσταση) was a resistance movement against the occupying forces of Nazi Germany and Italy by the residents of the Greek island of Crete during World War II. Part of the larger Greek Resistance, it lasted from 20 Maywhen the German Wehrmacht invaded the island in the Battle of Crete, until the spring of when they.

Available from the Spectator Bookshop, Abducting a General: £16, Kidnap in Crete: £, Tel: Justin Marozzi’s latest book is Baghdad: City of Peace, City of Blood.

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 /5(24).

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Kidnap in Crete by Rick Stroud,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(78). 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.

One of the most daring feats in Patrick Leigh Fermor’s daring life was the kidnapping of General Kreipe, the German commander in Crete, on Ap Abducting a General, now published for the first time in the United States, is Leigh Fermor’s own account of the : New York Review Books. Read a Sample: Kidnap in Crete Published on The extraordinary story of the kidnapping of a Nazi general in World War Two by Patrick Leigh Fermor and the SOE, and its consequences for t.

The single most famous story about Patrick Leigh Fermor is his kidnap of the German General Kreipe in occupied Crete in The fugitive party of two British officers and three Cretans spent an.

The Abduction of General Kreipe in Crete in As members of the UK Crete Veterans and Friends Society gather in Crete to commemorate the 64th anniversary of the Battle of Crete, a small group of modern-day British adventurers prepare to remember and mark another significant event in the history of Crete and the Special Operations Executive (S.O.E.), the abduction of.

There have been other accounts - notably Ill Met By Moonlight by William Stanley Moss (Leigh Fermors 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.

In Aprila Nazi commander on the island of Crete was somehow mysteriously and miraculously kidnapped right under the nose of the Germans. No shots were fired, there was no bloodshed and no.

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Kidnap in Crete, The True Story of the Abduction of a Nazi General by Rick Stroud In this new chronicle of the kidnapping of a German general on Nazi-occupied Crete by travel writer Patrick Leigh Fermor's small SOE unit, Stroud fills in the narrative with meticulous research, situating the legendary tale in its historical context.Details: 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 thirty-two 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.

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