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“One of the finest memoirs of behind-the-lines work during the Second World War. Honest, powerful, and authentic.”—Dr. Roderick Bailey, SOE author and historian

A War of Shadows is W. Stanley Moss’s sequel to his classic Ill Met by Moonlight. A former British operative who, along with Patrick Leigh Fermor, once kidnapped a Nazi general (as told in Ill Met), Moss offers this
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Paperback, 258 pages
Published January 13th 2015 by Paul Dry Books (first published April 15th 2014)
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A WWII memoir, and a book that, in mood, is at times light hearted and at times grim, but one which is very readable throughout.

William Stanley Moss is perhaps best known for "Ill Met By Moonlight", his account of the successful mission to kidnap a German general from the occupied island of Crete in 1944, a mission in which he was second in command to Patrick Leigh Fermor, who himself became a renowned travel writer after the War. Chronologically this book follows on from that incident. When rea
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Jun 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Why this book: I read Ill Met by Moonlight by the same author and really liked the man and loved his writing style.  I did some research and found that this book is his story of what he did for the remainder of WWII, fighting as a member of the British SOE (Special Operations Executive) in Crete Macedonia, and Thailand.  I was not disappointed.

Summary in 3 Sentences:  After the author's successful abduction of General Kreipe from Crete described in Ill Met by Moonlight, he was sent back to Crete
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Major Ivan William Stanley "Billy" Moss, MC was a British army officer in World War II, and later a successful writer, broadcaster, journalist and traveller. He served with the Coldstream Guards and the Special Operations Executive (SOE) and is best known for the Kidnap of General Kreipe. He was a best-selling author in the 1950s, based both on his novels and books about his wartime service. ...more

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