Ill Met by Moonlight (Paperback)

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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.

    "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.


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    ISBN 9781589880665
    Genre HISTORY / Military / World War II
    Format Paperback
    Pages 212
    Publisher Date 2011-01-04 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Paul Dry Books Inc
    Copyright Year 2010
    Height 8.0 in
    Wdth 5.0 in
    Thickness 0.75 in
    Unit weight 0.6 lb
    Language English
    Audience College/higher education
    Authors Moss, W. Stanley
    Country of Origin United States

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