and Snowball stayed in a haystack only eating raw potatoes and turnips until
eventually after several days they presented themselves at the farm door asking
for food and drink. They were taken in and given a meal of eggs and pork, while
eating this meal in the kitchen some Germans arrived asking for eggs. Graeme
and Snowball were pushed into the cupboard until the farmer got rid of the Germans.
The penalty for helping these airmen would have been immediate execution. The
farmer later on brought along a R.C Priest who had connections with the Resistance.
This farmer was the father of our host Michel Beucamp. They stayed there for
a week but because Micheal then only 7 years old and his sister Nellie aged
13 year started to talk at school they were moved quickly to another Resistance
contact who owned a Chateau where they were hidden for several weeks. The French
Resistance did a wonderful job of providing these airmen with false identity
papers and civilian clothes and they were moved onto Rouen where they would
met up with the allies.