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From 1941 to 1944.

 

 

In the three years of the “Comet Lines” existence from 1941 to 1944, the members of this line gave every conceivable means to their escape network, financially, physically, and heroically to its own brilliant success. They risked everything, sacrificing all, displaying the utmost Bravery, Courage, and Heroism, it was without doubt a miracle of devotion to their cause. Dedee or Petit Cyclone was young, headstrong, and full of determination and an utterly Courageous woman, she and her followers would despite every conceivable adversity save the lives of over 800 Allied airmen and soldiers from the clutches of the Gestapo and S.S. and return them to their homeland to continue the fight for the Freedom. Dedee would cross the Pyrenees on dozens of occasions in her objective of rewarding these airmen with the Freedom they deserved.

Their Bravery and Courage never floundered despite many of the Comet Line members being captured, imprisoned, and inflicted with horrendous tortures by the Gestapo. Many were executed by the S.S, others sent to die in concentration camps…never to return. These utterly Faithful and Heroic men and women paid the price of their loyalty to the escape line with their lives. Terrible and shocking as the news slowly filtered through that their closest and dearest friends had been captured, imprisoned and shot, did not deter their fellow comrades from their own deep determination to carry on the fight. They continued to endure, it raised a feeling of greater sacred duty to the Resistance deeper into their souls for the strength to continue, in memory of those who had sacrificed their own lives on behalf of the “Comet Line”...and those they were saving, as the most Heroic, Courageous, and Brave of the Resistance Escape Lines of the Second World War…!!!

 

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