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Abducting a General

Abducting a General

The Kreipe Operation and SOE in Crete

  • Author: Patrick Leigh Fermor
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 1444796593
  • Category: History
  • Page: 240
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A daring behind-enemy-lines mission from the author of A Time of Gifts and The Broken Road, who was once described by the BBC as 'a cross between Indiana Jones, James Bond and Graham Greene'. Although a story often told, this is the first time Patrick Leigh Fermor's own account of the kidnapping of General Kriepe, has been published. One of the greatest feats in Patrick Leigh Fermor's remarkable life was the kidnapping of General Kreipe, the German commander in Crete, on 26 April 1944. He and Captain Billy Moss hatched a daring plan to abduct the general, while ensuring that no reprisals were taken against the Cretan population. Dressed as German military police, they stopped and took control of Kreipe's car, drove through twenty-two German checkpoints, then succeeded in hiding from the German army before finally being picked up on a beach in the south of the island and transported to safety in Egypt on 14 May. Abducting a General is Leigh Fermor's own account of the kidnap, published for the first time. Written in his inimitable prose, and introduced by acclaimed Special Operations Executive historian Roderick Bailey, it is a glorious first-hand account of one of the great adventures of the Second World War. Also included in this book are Leigh Fermor's intelligence reports, sent from caves deep within Crete yet still retaining his remarkable prose skills, which bring the immediacy of SOE operations vividly alive, as well as the peril which the SOE and Resistance were operating under; and a guide to the journey that Kreipe was taken on, as seen in the 1957 film Ill Met by Moonlight starring Dirk Bogarde, from the abandonment of his car to the embarkation site so that the modern visitor can relive this extraordinary event.

Abductions in the American Revolution

Abductions in the American Revolution

Attempts to Kidnap George Washington, Benedict Arnold and Other Military and Civilian Leaders

  • Author: Christian McBurney
  • Publisher: McFarland
  • ISBN: 1476663645
  • Category: History
  • Page: 232
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The tactic of kidnapping enemy leaders, used in the recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, dates to the American Revolution. George Washington called such efforts "honorable" and supported attempts to kidnap the British commander-in-chief (twice), Benedict Arnold (after he turned traitor) and a future king of Great Britain. Washington in turn was targeted at his Morristown winter headquarters by British dragoons who crossed the frozen Hudson River. New Jersey Governor William Livingston went to considerable lengths to avoid being abducted by the Loyalist raider James Moody. Sometimes these operations succeeded, as with the spectacular captures of Major General Charles Lee, Major General Richard Prescott and North Carolina Governor Thomas Burke. The abducted, such as Declaration of Independence signatory Richard Stockton and Delaware's Governor John McKinly, faced risks to their reputations. The kidnapper risked all--if caught, he could be hanged. This book covers attempted and successful abductions of military and civilian leaders from 1775 to 1783.

Words of Mercury

Words of Mercury

  • Author: Patrick Leigh Fermor
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 1848545479
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 300
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Patrick Leigh Fermor was only 18 when he set off to walk from the Hook of Holland to Constantinople, described many years later in A Time of Gifts and Between the Woods and the Water. It was during these early wanderings that he started to pick up languages, and where he developed his extraordinary sense of the continuity of history: a quality that deepens the colours of every place he writes about, from the peaks of the Pyrenees to the cell of a Trappist monastery. His experiences in wartime Crete sealed the deep affection he had already developed for Greece, a country whose character and customs he celebrates in two books, Mani and Roumeli, and where he has lived for over forty years. Whether he is drawing portraits in Vienna or sketching Byron's slippers in Missolonghi, the Leigh Fermor touch is unmistakable. Its infectious enthusiasm is driven by an insatiable curiosity and an omnivorous mind - all inspired by a passion for words and language that makes him one of the greatest prose writers of his generation.

V1. Scientific and Esoteric Encyclopedia of UFOs, Aliens and Extraterrestrial Gods

V1. Scientific and Esoteric Encyclopedia of UFOs, Aliens and Extraterrestrial Gods

  • Author: Maximillien De Lafayette
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 1312376376
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 250
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Volume I: A. Thousands upon thousands of entries and encyclopedic articles on all facets and aspects of ufology.) Everything you wanted to know about UFOs, USOs, aliens, extraterrestrials, governments' joint programs with aliens, abductions, alien encounters, presence of aliens races on Earth, and future of humanity according to the aliens' matrix. Published by Times Square Press, New York, Berlin. www.timesquarepress.com

Neurology for General Practitioners - E-Book

Neurology for General Practitioners - E-Book

  • Author: Roy Beran
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 0729580806
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 266
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This compact guide has been written to assist those who often see in their practices the early symptoms and signs of neurological disorders — primary health care physicians, family physicians, rural doctors and isolated practitioners. The text is a useful aid in the diagnosis of neurological disorders such as epilepsy, stroke and Parkinson’s disease which typically are first seen by GPs, and addresses the majority of common disorders encountered in general practice. Neurology for GPs will also assist with the management of ongoing complications at a primary care level with chapters structured around clinical management — history, examination, investigation and treatment, together with clinical examples and explanations.

Acts and Resolutions of the General Assembly

Acts and Resolutions of the General Assembly

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Law
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Acts and Resolutions of the General Assembly of the State of Georgia

Acts and Resolutions of the General Assembly of the State of Georgia

  • Author: Georgia
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Law
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Abducting Amy

Abducting Amy

  • Author: June Calvin
  • Publisher: Signet Book
  • ISBN: 9780451209221
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 224
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With no dowry and a dependent mother to look after, Amy Armstrong accepts her fate of becoming a poor farmer's wife until a mysterious man captures her heart and frees her soul. Original.

The Unrepealed General Acts of the Governor General in Council ...

The Unrepealed General Acts of the Governor General in Council ...

1834-[1923]

  • Author: India
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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Abductions and Aliens

Abductions and Aliens

What's Really Going On?

  • Author: Chris A. Rutkowski
  • Publisher: Dundurn
  • ISBN: 9780888822109
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Page: 265
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Based on almost 25 years of investigation and research, science writer Chris Rutkowski looks critically at abduction stories.