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Downed Allied Airmen and Evasion of Capture : The Role of Local Resistance Networks in World War II

By: Bodson, Herman.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Jefferson : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2005Description: 1 online resource (225 p.).ISBN: 9781476606798.Subject(s): Belgium -- History -- German occupation, 1940-1945 | Escapes -- Belgium -- History -- 20th century | Escapes -- France -- History -- 20th century | Escapes -- Netherlands -- History -- 20th century | France -- History -- German occupation, 1940-1945 | Netherlands -- History -- German occupation, 1940-1945 | World War, 1939-1945 -- Underground movements -- Belgium | World War, 1939-1945 -- Underground movements -- France | World War, 1939-1945 -- Underground movements -- NetherlandsGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Downed Allied Airmen and Evasion of Capture : The Role of Local Resistance Networks in World War IIDDC classification: 940.53 | 940.53161 LOC classification: D802.N4 B56 2005Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Acknowledgments; Contents; Foreword by Lt. Col. J. W. Bradbury ; Preface; 1. The Lands: Physiography and Political Climate; 2. Origin and Early Organization of the Escape Lines; 3. Evasion and Its Evolution: The Lines from the Netherlands, Belgium, and France ; 4. Preparation of the Flying Personnel for Evasion; 5. Safe Houses ; 6. Airmen in the European Underground ; 7. What to Do and Not to Do; 8. The Traitors; 9. Swiss Neutrality and American Airmen During World War II ; 10. Numbers and Discussion; Conclusion ; Special Terms and Abbreviations
Appendix I. Belgium: Official List of Clandestine NetsAppendix II. List of Airmen Helped by H. Bodson ; Appendix III. RAF Questionnaire for Downed Airmen ; Appendix IV. List of American Airmen Who Bailed Out During World War II and Were Helped by the MNB Liège Resistance Movement ; Appendix V. Escape Kit Carried by British and American Airmen ; Appendix VI. List of Airmen Helped in the Marathon (Belgium) Camps, 1944-1945 ; Appendix VII. List of Escapees in Switzerland ; Appendix VIII. U.S. Medal of Freedom Awards ; Notes ; Sources and Bibliography ; Index
Summary: This volume deals specifically with escape and evasion in the Netherlands, Belgium and France, an operation in which the author himself was directly involved, and discusses the role which these lines of escape played in the lives of airmen who were forced to bail out over enemy territory. He describes the ever-present risks the often nameless patriots faced, such as the danger of exposure and the threat of traitorous infiltration. Specific lines are traced geographically and their main participants discussed. Special emphasis is placed on the role of women in this resistance operation. Throughout the book, the reader benefits not only from the author''s own personal recollections but also from his later on-location research. The final chapter concludes with statistical information directly related to this little known aspect of World War II. Appendices include lists of the airmen helped by the resistance movement.
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Cover; Acknowledgments; Contents; Foreword by Lt. Col. J. W. Bradbury ; Preface; 1. The Lands: Physiography and Political Climate; 2. Origin and Early Organization of the Escape Lines; 3. Evasion and Its Evolution: The Lines from the Netherlands, Belgium, and France ; 4. Preparation of the Flying Personnel for Evasion; 5. Safe Houses ; 6. Airmen in the European Underground ; 7. What to Do and Not to Do; 8. The Traitors; 9. Swiss Neutrality and American Airmen During World War II ; 10. Numbers and Discussion; Conclusion ; Special Terms and Abbreviations

Appendix I. Belgium: Official List of Clandestine NetsAppendix II. List of Airmen Helped by H. Bodson ; Appendix III. RAF Questionnaire for Downed Airmen ; Appendix IV. List of American Airmen Who Bailed Out During World War II and Were Helped by the MNB Liège Resistance Movement ; Appendix V. Escape Kit Carried by British and American Airmen ; Appendix VI. List of Airmen Helped in the Marathon (Belgium) Camps, 1944-1945 ; Appendix VII. List of Escapees in Switzerland ; Appendix VIII. U.S. Medal of Freedom Awards ; Notes ; Sources and Bibliography ; Index

This volume deals specifically with escape and evasion in the Netherlands, Belgium and France, an operation in which the author himself was directly involved, and discusses the role which these lines of escape played in the lives of airmen who were forced to bail out over enemy territory. He describes the ever-present risks the often nameless patriots faced, such as the danger of exposure and the threat of traitorous infiltration. Specific lines are traced geographically and their main participants discussed. Special emphasis is placed on the role of women in this resistance operation. Throughout the book, the reader benefits not only from the author''s own personal recollections but also from his later on-location research. The final chapter concludes with statistical information directly related to this little known aspect of World War II. Appendices include lists of the airmen helped by the resistance movement.

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Herman Bodson was born in Belgium but became a naturalized American citizen in 1966. He died in 2001.

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