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INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS The U.S. and China: more than trade is at stake

SOCIETY UNDER THREAT Partisan divide must vanish for defence of civilisational foundation: Christianity

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BOOK REVIEW Remnant hopes for post-Brexit Britain

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KIDNAP IN CRETE:
The True Story of the Abduction of a Nazi General

Rick Stroud

$32.95


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(London: Bloomsbury, 2014)
Hardcover: 280 pages
ISBN: 9781408851760
Price: AUD$32.95

URL: www.bloomsbury.com/uk/kidnap-in-crete-9781408851760/

 

Book description

This is the story of how a small Special Operations Executive unit led by Patrick Leigh Fermor kidnapped a German general on the Nazi-occupied island of Crete in 1944. 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 away the general to Cairo.

 

Rick Stroud, whose Phantom Army of Alamein won plaudits for its meticulous research and its lightness of touch in the telling, brings these same gifts to bear in this new project. From the adrenalin rush of the kidnapping, to the help provided by the Cretan partisans and people, he explains the overall context of Crete’s role in World War II and reveals the devastating consequences of this mission for them all.

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 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 papers of its operatives in London and Edinburgh.

About the author

Rick Stroud is a writer and television director who has directed such actors as Pierce Brosnan, John Hurt, Ian Holme, David Suchet, Celia Imrie and Joanna Lumley. Earlier in his career he was associate producer of Brideshead Revisited. He has won an Emmy and been nominated for a BAFTA. He is the author of The Book of the Moon and The Phantom Army of Alamein: How the Camouflage Unit and Operation Bertram Hoodwinked Rommel, and with Victor Gregg has written Rifleman and King's Cross Kid. He lives in London.


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