This grouping of books is due to the importance of the Comet Line, the Belgian-run escape line that assisted more Allied airmen than any other line. “Comet” took the men through France, over the Pyrenees, and into Spain. Many of the men passed through the French town of St. Jean de Luz near the Spanish border. Basques played important roles as local helpers and as guides across the mountains.
Aguirre Franco, Rafael, Donostia San Sebastian, Editorial Everest, n.d.
Clark, Robert P., The Basques, the Franco Years and Beyond, Reno: University of Nevada Press, 1979.
Eisner, Peter, The Freedom Line, New York: William Morrow/HarperCollins, 2004.
Floyd, Maita, Stolen Years, Phoenix, AZ: Eskualdun Publishers, 1996.
Lougarot, Gisèle, Dans l’Ombre des Passeurs, San Sebastian: Elkarlanean S.L. Donostia, 2004.
Onderwater, Hans, Reis Naar de Horizon, Bearn: Hollandia, 1985.
Ostrum, Meg, The Surgeon and the Shepherd, Two Resistance Heroes in Vichy France, Lincoln and London: University of Nebraska Press, 2004.
Vaculik, Serge, Air Commando, NY: E.P. Dutton & Co., 1955.
Warren, Geoff and Cheryl Padham and Philippe Connart, Bidarray, Larressore, Souraïde, Three Other Routes Through the Pyrenees Into Spain, unpublished report available through Comète Kinship Belgium, 2010, See at http://www.cometeline.org/PassagesNew.html.
Woodworth, Paddy, The Basque Country, A Cultural History, New York: Oxford University Press, 2008.