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Ill Met By Moonlight by W. Stanley Moss

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The account of the audacious World War II abduction of a German general from the island of Crete. British special forces officers together with a small band of Cretan partisans, kidnapped the general, then evaded numerous German checkpoints and patrols for nearly three weeks as they manoeuvred across the mountainous island to a rendezvous with the boat that finally whisked them away to Allied headquarters in Cairo.