American flyer Watt parachuted out of his burning bomber into Nazi-occupied Belgium. Assisted by selfless patriots who helped him elude the Gestapo, he began the treacherous journey to Spain, where his life was still in danger since he had fought against ruler General Franco in the Spanish Civil War six years earlier.
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George Watt was a leader in the student movement of the 1930s, worked as a printer and a social worker, and retired as an administrator of a community mental health center.From Library Journal:
This is one of those rare little narratives that engage the reader from the first page to the last. Shot down on a bombing mission over occupied Europe in November 1943 (on his 30th birthday), former gunner Watt parachuted out of a burning B-17 into Nazi-occupied Belgium. Belgian villagers hid him and put him in contact with the Comet Line, a branch of the resistance that guided downed airmen through a series of safe houses to southern France and then Spain. Watt was no stranger to Spain, having fought there in the Spanish Civil War as a member of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade. Watt includes details of the fate of the rest of his crew, an account of the brave members of the Comet Line, as well as the tragic fate of some villagers who helped him. This well-written book is more than a war story. It is about the human spirit and those willing to risk their lives for a stranger. Highly recommended for all libraries.
- George F. Scheck, Naval Underwater System Ctr. Lib., Newport, R . I .
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Book Description Univ Pr of Kentucky, 1990. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110813117208
Book Description Univ Pr of Kentucky, 1990. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Brand New!. Bookseller Inventory # VIB0813117208