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The story of Lily…”Michou”.

 

Lily was to follow Masson and his girlfriend, after some time they made eye contact and Masson knew the game was up. He quickly realized that Lily knew he was the traitor, and his life would be gone in an instant if she let it out. Lily knew she had to get away and briskly walked to the station as Masson paced her moves, she slipped on board the train unnoticed by Masson who was becoming desperate to catch her, the train moved off…Lily was gone…he had lost her and Masson was furious. But Lily also knew that he would be on to the Gestapo quickly and she would be caught. The next day she left for Bayonne and went to Tante Go’s house, there to explain the serious situation she was in, Tante Go urged her to leave for Spain as her life was in danger, so she decided to make the journey across the Pyrenees alone, and hide in Madrid for a while with friends. Lily also knew that by her actions she had saved the Comet Line in the South and also the life of Tante Go, and many more of the Comet Lines loyal followers.

Jean Masson…Pierre Boulain …were aliases he used to trap anyone he suspected, but Jacques Desoubrie was his real name. He was a Belgian double agent and despicable traitor to his country and countrymen. With his cunning devious plans he had penetrated the Comet Line.

Desoubrie was a devout Hitler lover and ardent Nazi, he denounced the Lines most valiant members to the Gestapo for his thirty pieces of silver…a Judas. But he was soon to be exposed as the traitor he was, but he was still very active and the Comet Line was again in serious peril, and the need to kill Masson was evident, he knew everything. But the time would come for all traitors; and for Jean Masson his retribution was to come. An executioner from the Free French Forces was employed to track him down and kill him, a mistake was made in the darkness and another man was killed instead, another evil traitor Prosper de Zitter. But Masson was still at liberty to reveal all he knew about Lily and his new contacts in the Comet Line to his Gestapo cohorts. While still on the loose he betrayed dozens to the Gestapo, it was extremely possible that he could completely destroy the Comet Line.

Military investigators and the Free French police were tracking him down, a photograph of Desoubrie (picture of desoubrie )was produced and he was instantly recognized from the photo by Lily, she knew him as Jean Masson, and at the restaurant as Pierre Boulain, but the features were the same, they had got the traitor at last, who wreaked death and havoc to the Comet Line. His days were numbered, but as the Allies took control of France and Belgium Desoubrie blatantly offered them his services, he was immediately arrested and jailed. He was later tried and executed by firing squad. The last words that…Jean Masson...Pierre Boulain…Jacques Desoubrie apparently shouted before he was shot and killed was…”Heil Hitler”…He was a despicable traitor and murderer to the very end…But Justice Had Been Done…!!!

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