Friday, April 10, 2009

Captain Harry Rees

Another hero, Captain Rees helped to decimate the Peugeot works probably commandeered by the Nazis as a weapons factory, a French facotry taken over by force? More of this later.

Rees was parachuted in southern France in April 1943 with the specific
task of building up the resistance
in the Jura region of France. Rees was involved in the blowing up
of the Peugeot works in France - having been given the permission to do this by
Rudolphe Peugeot during a personnel interview. The Peugeot works were considered to be the third most important target in France and raids by Bomber
had failed to destroy this factory. In November 1943, Rees was
wounded in a fire fight with a Gestapo official. Sympathetic French people hid
him until he could return to London, via Spain. Rees arrived in London in July 1944.

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