A Dutchman's dangerous journey to join the Allies
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Escaping Occupied Europe is the English translation of the travelogue of Daniël de Moulin, published in Dutch as Wij zijn niet bang, tenminste, niet erg (2006, 2015).
It is 1943, and in occupied Holland the Nazis have declared that all students must sign a Declaration of Loyalty, or face the penalty of forced labour in Germany. Medical student Daniël de Moulin refuses. A member of the Dutch resistance and
in danger of being arrested and sentenced to death, he decides to escape to Englandand join the Allies to fight the Axis occupation of his motherland.
Escaping Occupied Europe tells the remarkable story of De Moulin’s journey in his own words. His engaging and authentic style make this a unique document about the journey undertaken by Dutch men and women – ‘Engelandvaarders’ –
during the Second World War.