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Presentation: Escape from Behind Enemy Lines, Adults (Teens Welcome)

Presentation: Escape from Behind Enemy Lines, Adults (Teens Welcome)

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, using letters, maps, photos, and the original fake identity cards.

About the Presenter: Rick Feingold teaches American Business History at Bergen Community College and holds a degree in History from Rutgers University and an MBA from Penn State University. 

This event will be held via Zoom. You will receive the Zoom link 2 hours prior to event via email.

Thursday, May 20, 2021
7:00pm - 8:00pm
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