It was a time when life was like a suspense novel and you never knew how it wouldend. But life is stranger than fiction and now, more than sixty years later,
returns to the scene of one fateful night in a farmhouse in the Pyrenees whensix strangers from five different countries were arrested. The strands of each person
sstory unravel to tell the larger story of the hundreds of ordinary people who formed avast escape network during WWII, the Comet Line.
The Last Passage
is the story of one fateful night more than sixty years ago when sixpeople were arrested in a farmhouse near the Pyrenees. The story of each person tellsthe larger story of the hundreds of ordinary people who were the World War II escapeline known as Comète...a force of human courage in a climate of fear that ran throughBelgium, France and Spain.It was a wet winter
s night in 1943 when a young widow opened the door of herfarmhouse in the French Basque country. Standing outside was a young Belgianwoman and three strange men. The group stood wet and exhausted after havingtravelled more than a thousand kilometres from Brussels.It was Dédée de Jongh
s thirty-sixth trip but for her travelling companions, it was theirfirst. One of them was British aviator, Stanley Hope who will always remember thatnight. It had been a journey involving cunning and planning, false identities and