A WWII True Life Story: Operation Bonaparte | Plattekill Library | Lectures & Talks | Hudson Valley; Chronogram

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A WWII True Life Story: Operation Bonaparte

When: Sat., Nov. 17, 1-3 p.m. 2018

The Shelburne Line was a World War II escape network operating in occupied France which returned 136 allied servicemen to England in 1943-44. The French Resistance located downed airmen and hid them from the Germans utilizing a series of safe-houses. Once a month—during dark of the moon—the men were transported to the Brittany coast to meet a British Motor Gun Boat which would return them to England. Join Rick Feingold, as he recounts the story of how his father Lt. Louis Feingold, a B-17 U.S. Army Air Force navigator, escaped Nazi capture.

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