Bob FrostPicture this, "we hung our shoes tied by the laces round our neck and we set off to cross the Pyrenees. A mountain guide knew every inch of those mountains because his job was a smuggler, he was a professional smuggler!"
Bob Frost – Film 1Bob was born in Camden in 1923. Following a school visit to Germany he sense that trouble was brewing. He had no idea how much trouble. In this first film we hear about the day his Wellington bomber crashes into a field in Belgium.
Bob Frost – Film 2Bob was incredibly lucky to survive the landing. In this film he talks about the moments after the crash.
Bob Frost – Film 3Bob talks about how the rest of the crew got on. He also details what they had in their 'escape kit'.
Bob Frost – Film 4Bob talks in detail about their first contact with the Flemish family who helped to keep them hidden. Then it's an incredible journey to Brussels [with same fascinating details] before a train to St Jean de Luz.
Bob Frost – Film 5Bob talks about Andrée de Jongh. She ran the line and was a remarkably brave woman who escorted 118 airmen over the Pyrenees. She was better known as Dédée.
Bob Frost – Film 6In addition to some reflection about some of his old friends he talks tactics. 'Everyone around you was acting normally so the thing to do was also to act normally and just try and keep a low profile'.
Bob Frost – Film 7In Paris Bob thought his time was up when a uniformed officer knocks on the door of their apartment. He was lucky, others he knew, were less fortunate.
Bob Frost – Film 8Bob makes it to the French side of the Pyrenees and describes in detail his ascent and subsequence journey via Gibraltar to his home.
Bob Frost – Film 9Bob talks about his post-war life and his continued connection with the Escape Lines Memorial society.
Picture this, “we hung our shoes tied by the laces round our neck and we set off to cross the Pyrenees. A mountain guide knew every inch of those mountains because his job was a smuggler, he was a professional smuggler!”
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