Ill Met by Moonlight

Ill Met by Moonlight

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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. Paul Dry Books also publishes A War of Shadows, Moss's sequel to Ill Met By Moonlight--a rousing account of his World War II adventures as an agent in Crete, Macedonia, and the Siamese jungle.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 212 pages
  • 140 x 201 x 20mm | 277g
  • Philadelphia, PA, United States
  • English
  • Maps; Illustrations, black and white
  • 1589880668
  • 9781589880665
  • 250,548

About W Stanley Moss

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.
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