By Peter Eisner
Compared to Casablanca by way of the Washington Post, this a page–turning tale of a gaggle of resistance staff who secreted downed Allied fighter pilots via France and into protection in Spain in the course of international warfare II.
As battle raged opposed to Hitler's Germany, progressively more Allied fliers have been shot down on missions opposed to Nazi pursuits in occupied Europe. Many fliers parachuted adequately in the back of enemy strains in basic terms to discover themselves stranded and hunted down via the Gestapo. The Freedom Line lines the exciting and actual tale of Robert Grimes, a 20–year–old American B–17 pilot whose airplane was once shot down over Belgium on Oct. 20, 1943. Wounded, disoriented, and scared, he was once rescued by means of operatives of the Comet Line, a bunch of tenacious younger ladies and males from Belgium, France, and Spain who joined forces to rescue the Allied aircrews and take them to defense. And on Christmas Eve 1943, he and a gaggle of fellow americans confronted unforeseen surprising risk and tragedy at the border among France and Spain.
the line to security was once a treacherous trip through teach, via bicycle, and walking that stretched hundreds of thousands of miles throughout occupied France to the Pyrenees Mountains on the Spanish border. Armed with guile and spirit, the selfless civilian combatants of the Comet Line had risked their lives to create this underground railroad, and by means of this time within the warfare, they'd kept 1000's of american citizens, British, Australians, and different Allied airmen.
according to interviews with the survivors and in–depth archival learn, The Freedom Line is the tale of a gaggle of buddies who selected to behave all alone out of a deep recognize for liberty and human dignity. Theirs used to be a braveness that presumed to tackle a fearfully robust foe with few defences.