The Last Passage

About the Show

A documentary which tells the moving and dramatic story of the secret World War II network which helped Allied soldiers to escape capture by the Nazis. This network, known as Comete, exemplified human courage in the climate of fear that ran through Belgium, France and Spain. Its story here is seen through the prism of one fateful night in 1943 when six strangers from five different countries were arrested in a farmhouse near the Pyrenees. After the events of that night in 1943, hundreds more aviators were to make the last passage. For them, the legacy of a stranger's kindness would remain forever. These strangers would be celebrated as heroes, commemorated in endless ceremonies and engraved in memorials. Using dramatic reconstructions, this film provides an emotive glimpse into the past and the lives of the people involved.