Ill Met By Moonlight
By W. Stanley Moss
A classic real-life adventure story from the Second World War involving Patrick Leigh Fermor, kidnap and a Nazi manhunt.
NOW WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY W. STANLEY MOSS'S DAUGHTER GABRIELLA BULLOCK AND AN AFTERWORD BY PATRICK LEIGH FERMOR
Ill Met By Moonlight is the true story of one of the most hazardous missions of the Second World War. W. Stanley Moss is a young British officer who, along with Major Patrick Leigh Fermor, sets out in Nazi-occupied Crete to kidnap General Kreipe, Commander of the Sevastopool Division, and narrowly escaping the German manhunt, bring him off the island - a vital prisoner for British intelligence.
As an account of derring-do and wartime adventure, made into a classic film starring Dirk Bogarde, Ill Met By Moonlight is one of the most brilliantly written, exciting and compelling stories to come out of the Second World War.
Ivan William 'Billy' Stanley Moss was a British army officer in the Second World War, and later a successful writer, broadcaster, journalist and traveller. He served with the Coldstream Guards and the Special Operations Executive (SOE). His and Patrick Leigh Fermor's activities as agents in Crete are recounted in his bestselling book Ill Met By Moonlight, first published in 1950 and later adapted as a film directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger.
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27 Mar 2014
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