Abducting a General: The Kreipe Operation and SOE in Crete

By Patrick Leigh Fermor

Published by John Murray (2015)

An eyewitness retelling of a behind-the-lines plot to kidnap a high-ranking German general during the Nazi occupation of Crete. Patrick Leigh Fermor, the commander of the guerrilla fighters responsible, has been described by the BBC as a cross between Indiana Jones, James Bond and Graham Greene, and is widely regarded as one of the best travel writers of his generation. See also Stanley Moss’ account of the operation in Ill Met by Moonlight - 1990.

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