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October 2017

Comete Reunion Weekend 21st – 22nd October 2017

October 20 @ 8:00 am - October 22 @ 5:00 pm
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This event commemorates those who were involved with the Comet Line and takes place in Brussels.  It is an annual event held on the weekend closest to the 20th October, when a group of Comete Line Helpers were executed at the Tir National. Those attending should book accommodation at either : Novotel Hotel Centre Tour Noire, Rue de la Vierge 32, 1000 Bruxelles Ibis Hotel Brussels Centre St Catherine’s, Rue Joseph Plateau  Nr 2, 1000 Bruxelles   The weekend includes…

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December 2017

ELMS Christmas Lunch 2017

December 9 @ 12:00 am - 3:00 pm

Following on from the successful event organised by John Clinch tin 2016 ELMS are re-launching our ‘Ici Londres’ event as a simple lunch, in London on Saturday the 9th December 2017.  Full details will follow one we have them but the event will be open to both ELMS members and others with an interest in ‘Escape Line’ matters.  There will be no additional programme of visits etc, but those who wish to may of course make their own arrangements to…

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June 2018

The Zero Escape Line

June 22, 2018 - June 24, 2018

Charles Schepens, who died on March 28 2006 aged 94, ran an escape route through the Pyrenees during the Second World War and later became a leader in the field of retina surgery. The son of a physician, Charles Schepens was born in Belgium and studied Mathematics before turning to Medicine at the University of Ghent. His interest in mathematics led to an interest in ophthalmic instrumentation and, after graduate research, he trained in eye diseases at Moorfields Eye Hospital…

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Basque Freedom Trail 2016

June 22, 2018 @ 8:00 am - June 24, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

In August 2016, and as an official event of San Sebastian European Cultural Capital, the Bidasoa Basque Pyrenees Freedom Trails’ Association successfully organised a day trail and a night trek to commemorate one of the WWII escape lines that spirited fugitives, mainly downed Allied aircrew, from Nazi-occupied Europe and across the Pyrenees (the “Comete” escape line).   For 22-24 June 2018 BFTA has organised another two-day commemorative walk, this time along the “Zero” escape line, further east along the Basque…

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