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Rumes & Bachy – In the Footsteps of “Monique”

May 9, 2015

A 10 km commemorative walk between the villages of Rumes in Belgium and Bachy in France as a tribute to the wartime guide Henriette Hanotte (Monique) who took many RAF and USAAF evaders across the franco-Belge border and onto Paris.  Organised by the communes of Rumes and Bachy in cooperation with Ligne Comete Line – Remembrance.

This is a tutorial walk following the routes taken by Henriette Hanotte, a guide on the Comete Line.  Early in the war, she first guided French soldiers and others who wished to cross the border at Rumes.  In 1943, under the wartime name of First “Mary” and later “Monique”, she passed 50 airmen through Bachy and 45  via Hertain.  To this day she still keeps the notebook containing the names and photos of  all her charges.


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May 9, 2015


Ligne Comete Line – Remembrance