Given the codename ‘Monique’, she was one of a number of young Belgians who risked their lives to assist Allied airmen shot down behind enemy lines. Working for the Belgian-run ‘Comet’ Line, she escorted evaders across the Franco-Belgian border, took others to Paris by train and assisted over 100 before the ‘Comet’ Line was betrayed. She avoided capture by the Gestapo by travelling down the Comet route to the Spanish border and across the Pyrenees into Spain. In England, she trained as a parachutist but before she could land in Belgium, her country was liberated. She was appointed MBE and received the US Medal of Freedom .
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