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Welcome to this, the latest incarnation of my several websites about the abduction of General Heinrich Kreipe and related matters. Kreipe was famously abducted in Crete by Patrick (Paddy) Leigh Fermor, William Stanley Moss and a party of Cretan andartes in 1944.

The event was later to become the basis of a book by Billy Moss 'Ill Met By Moonlight'. A film, of the same name, followed starring Dirk Bogarde
as Paddy and Marius Goring as Kreipe.

This website aims to inform and add to the record. Whilst the website is my own work, the content includes material from many of the aquaintances I have made since I first got interested in 1990.


Be aware that, whilst this is my best shot at current knowledge of the events
, new information still comes to light and some of it  may make us rethink aspects that we might have thought were solid fact at an earlier time.

I have a stack of reports and tidbits waiting to be checked and written up. For cost and copyright reasons I cannot simply reproduce all the images I have of documents but must transcribe many so this site is always likely  to be a work in progress, and typos may creep in - so please check back now and again and start perhaps with the  News page where I will list the latest changes.

I will assume the reader has some basic familiarity with the story and comes here for additional detail. If not then one of the first books to recomend is Ill Met by Moonlight
, a new version of which is now published, as is Moss's follow-up, A War of Shadows.

This site has no commercial connections and is unlikely ever to do so. It exists because my interest in the events has given me the greatest respect for a number of people, primarily the Cretans. Without their bravery and scarifices much would have been very different.



Two views of Dermati Beach. Tsoutsouros is hidden behind the headland in the middle ground of the lower photograph. The Moss party landing beach? Copyright Tim Todd
Botton photo is Peristeres Beach, thought to be the departure beach according to RN reports.

 
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