ILL MET BY MOONLIGHT by W. Stanley Moss

ILL MET BY MOONLIGHT

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Written at the time (1944) but impossible then of publication because of censorship, this is the diary of one of the members of a kidnapping ""gang"" whose aim was to adduct General Kreipe, Commander of the German forces on Crete. Treating it like a school-boy adventure, the account tells of the attempts at landing, the briefing and plotting for the event, the personalities of their local in the near-calls of danger as they escaped German discovery, the success of their operation --and the flight with their prisoner (who slept well although he didn't always appear to his best advantage) to Cairo, via ship and plane. Quite a dash to this with the excitement handled in the best British offhand tradition.

Pub Date: Aug. 22nd, 1950
ISBN: 1589880668
Publisher: Macmillan