The Original ‘Race’
General Kreipe’s car is ambushed. After passing 22 roadblocks Moss’s team heads off on foot while Leigh Fermor goes on to abandon the car.
Moss and his men arrive at the cave at Vorini Trypa on the south side of Mount Psiloritis. At night they move to Agia Paraskevi, avoiding enemy patrols.
For the next 13 days, the team moves exclusively by night. During the day they shelter and rest in caves and fissures, and behind rocks.
After scouting the coastline for a suitable landing spot, Leigh Fermor rejoins the rest of the men near the village of Patsos.
The team shelters overnight at a rocky fissure on the slopes of Mount Kryoneritis before the night push over the mountain to the coast at Rodakino.
After hiding in the rocks above Peristeres beach, the men descend at night and board a British motor launch. Mission accomplished.
Timeline of the abduction of a German general and the escape that followed