Lieutenant Colonel Patrick Leigh Fermor

Lieutenant Colonel Patrick Leigh Fermor – described as “a cross between Indiana Jones, James Bond and Graham Greene” Leigh Fermor led the capture of the German General Kriepe on the island of Crete. The kidnap operation was made into the film “Ill Met by Moonlight” starring Dirk Bogarde playing Fermor. Considered to be one of the great travel writers after the war, the life story of ”Paddy” Leigh Fermor can be found here