On the next three sub-pages of this website a visitor will find two things:
First, a two-part article, “Dutch and Belgian Heroism,” that appeared in Belgian Laces in 2004. It will provide an overview of what was going on in 1943 with respect to the escape lines used by Tom Applewhite. Special emphasis is on the Smit-van der Heijden Line and Service EVA, the Brussels-based group that received, processed, housed, and forwarded arriving Allied airmen. Second, a chapter entitled “By Trial and Error: The Experience of a Dutch Escape Line During the Second World War” that appeared as part of the book, Dutch Americans and War: United States and Abroad, Robert P. Swierenga, Nella Kennedy, and Lisa Zylstra, eds., Holland, Michigan: Van Raalte Press, 2014.
Dutch and Belgian Heroism – Part I
Dutch and Belgian Heroism – Part II
“By Trial and Error: The Experience of a Dutch Escape Line During the Second World War“