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A well researched book - and a great read
on 31 May 2014
There are a number of books on British SOE operations in Crete during the Second World War told from a military point of view. There are also books written by agents who served such as W Stanley Moss, Patrick Leigh Fermor, Xan Fielding and Sandy Rendel. Wes Davis tells the story from a different perspective, studying these very creative men, their lives and characters, and how it was that they came to find themselves in Crete, in the mountains with the Cretan Resistance.
Davis creates an effortless read, with a light touch across a wealth of historical events, culminating in the kidnap of the German General Kreipe, an operation led by Leigh Fermor and Moss.
An excellent introduction to a compelling period.