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on 10 October 2013
This is a good story simply told without being over-dramatised. The characters come to the surface with the lightness of touch of a ink drawing. I am surprised it has been out of print so long. The publishers are to be congratulated for re-issuing it.
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on 30 September 2013
Definitely worth a read if you love the PLF stories of wartime Crete. A similar perspective but well worth the time.
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on 16 April 2015
A very enjoyable yet often poignant read when the horrors of war intervene. Having read other accounts of SOE operations in Crete I am yet again amazed by another account written by an operative who seeming writes as though he was simply a part of an adventure holiday. I suppose modesty precludes Xan Fielding as it did Billy Moss and Paddy Leigh Fermor from being to prosaic but, you only have to read one chapter of this book to realise these men were truly brave, patriotic and loyal to the countries and people they fought for and more possibly along side.

Long may their writings live to preserve their memory.
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on 21 July 2014
Excellent that these books are being reprinted.
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on 4 May 2016
Really excellent. Wonderfully descriptive account of his time on Crete. Fielding did a terrific job in organising the Cretan resistance.
The whole role played by the Cretans was played down post war and the participants never received the credit they deserved..
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on 12 August 2014
Brilliant book!
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on 25 August 2014
Superbly understated narrative. Eminently readable in spite of the occasional american mis-spelling of words.
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