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The Freedom Line: The Brave Men and Women Who Rescued Allied Airmen from the Nazis During World War II

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The romance of Casablanca ... the gripping narrative of Eye of the Needle ... both come together in this enthralling true story of World War II resistance fighters and the airmen they saved.

As war raged against Hitler's Germany, an increasing number of Allied fliers were shot down onmissions against Nazi targets in occupied Europe. Many fliers parachuted safely behind enemy lines only to find themselves stranded and hunted down by the Gestapo.

The Freedom Line traces the thrilling and true story of Robert Grimes, a twenty-year-old American B-17 pilot whose plane was shot down over Belgium on October 20, 1943. Wounded, disoriented and scared, he was rescued by operatives of the Comet Line, a group of tenacious young women and men from Belgium, France and Spain who joined forces to recover Allied aircrews and take them to safety. Brought back to health with their help, Grimes was pursued by bloodhounds, the Luftwaffe security police and the Gestapo. And on Christmas Eve 1943, he and a group of fellow Americans faced unexpected danger and tragedy on the border between France and Spain.

The road to safety was a treacherous journey by train, by bicycle and on foot that stretched hundreds of miles across occupied France to the Pyrenees Mountains at the Spanish border. Armed with guile and spirit, the selfless civilian fighters of the Comet Line had risked their lives to create this underground railroad, and by this time in the war, they had saved hundreds of Americans, British, Australians and other Allied airmen.

Led by an elegant young Belgian woman, Dédée de Jongh, the group included Jean-François Nothomb, an army veteran who became the group's leader after Dédée was captured; Micheline Dumont, code-named Lily, who wore bobby sox to appear as a teenage girl; and Florentino, the tough Basque guide who, when necessary, carried exhausted refugees on his back over the mountains to save them from the Nazis. All the while, the Gestapo and Luftwaffe police were on their trail. If caught, the airmen faced imprisonment, but their helpers would be tortured and killed.

Based on interviews with the survivors and in-depth archival research, The Freedom Line is the story of a group of friends who chose to act on their own out of a deep respect for liberty and human dignity. Theirs was a courage that presumed to take on a fearfully powerful foe with few defenses.

Synopsis:

A page-turning story of a group of resistence workers who secreted downed Allied fighter pilots through France and into safety in Spain during World War II.

About the Author

Peter Eisner is a deputy foreign editor at the Washington Post. He served as a foreign editor at Newsday from 1985 through 1989 and as the paper's Latin America correspondent from 1989 through 1994. He was also a reporter, editor and bureau chief with the Associated Press. Eisner won the InterAmerican Press Association Award in 1991 for his investigations of drug trafficking in the Americas. He lives in Bethesda, Maryland.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060096632
Subtitle:
The Brave Men and Women Who Rescued Allied Airmen from the Nazis During World War II
Author:
Eisner, Peter
Publisher:
William Morrow
Location:
New York
Subject:
Military - Aviation
Subject:
Military - World War II
Subject:
World war, 1939-1945
Subject:
History
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
France
Subject:
Europe - Spain & Portugal
Subject:
Belgium
Subject:
Escapes
Subject:
Air pilots, Military
Subject:
World War, 19
Subject:
Western Europe - General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series Volume:
no. E/215/2001
Publication Date:
20040406
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.96x6.20x1.15 in. 1.38 lbs.

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