|Cafe in Paris During Occupation|
|Paris Restaurant 1943 - Andre Zucca|
The Escape Line is now twelve months old. A blog which began around writing and talk of escape and evasion in World War Two quickly grew into something far bigger.
Away from the text books and historians, the personal experience of war at the sharp end has always fascinated me. Diaries, eyewitness accounts, debriefing reports and recorded interviews, draw the reader close to the individuals and what they went through. These sources of reference presented an opportunity to share what happened to Allied escapers and evaders and their helpers in a more personal way. The real experience often tells us more than any overview.
The fugitives and those involved in any form of help became embroiled in a unique part of the overall conflict. They were drawn into ‘a war within the war’ as they battled against traitors and enemy attempts to smash the escape organisations. The Escape Line will always strive to include the kind of personal account and content which concentrates on the human story.
Many thanks to everyone who has visited and read my posts over the last year - please do keep returning, as you have done in your thousands. I will continue to blog weekly on Thursday or Friday.
In no specific order here is a selection of posts planned for the next 12 months:
Women and the Evaders
RAF Escapers from a Nazi Concentration Camp
The Wooden Horse
Other Escape Lines
The Clergy and the Evaders
The Quickest Evader
The First One to Cross
Cafés, Restaurants and Cinemas
Escape by Lysander
Escape and evasion in Scandinavia, the Mediterranean, Middle East and South East Asia
The Late Arrivals Club
In the Jungle
MI9, IS9 and MIS – X
Gestapo, Geheime Feldpolizei amd Abwehr
Next Week – Women and the Evaders
© Keith Morley