Escape and Evasion Websites

Associations of Escapees and Helpers

Basque Pyrenees Escape Lines

Belgian Escape Lines


Chemin de la Liberte

Comet Line

Commemorative Organizations

Comprehensive Websites on Escape and Evasion

Dutch-Paris Line (see also Netherlands below)


The Engelandvaarders were the Dutch patriots who wanted to get to England to continue the fight against the Nazis.  Many lost their lives in the process.  Here are some links on the subject:

Escape Aids

Escape Research Sources

Escape Stories


Freteval Forest

Italian Escape Routes

Lectures on Escape and Evasion

MI9/IS9 and MIS-X

Netherlands (see also Dutch-Paris above)

Operation Marathon

Pat O’Leary (PAT) Line

Personal Narratives

Possum Line

Prisoners of War

Shelburn Line


Tributes to Helpers of Escapees

U.S. Air Force


  • New book: Froom, Phil, Evasion and Escape Devices Produced by MI9, MIS-X, and SOE in World War II,  Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing, expected date of publication June 2015.  For the publisher’s page about the book, click here.

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  1. For the weekend of 29-30 of June 2019, BPFTA has organised a two-day commemorative trek from Burdintxuruketa in Mendive, over the Franco-Spanish border and down to Otsagabia in Navarre, along the ww2 Belgian escape line. Tribute ceremonies are being planned on both sides of the frontier – Mendive, Casas de Irati, Otsagabia, Pamplona, San Sebastián and Hernani.

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