A daring escape from occupied France in WW2

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In 1941 5 French boys crossed the Channel in a canoe to escape occupied France. They were greeted by Winston Churchill at Downing Street and on 26th September visited Emanuel School in its wartime location in Petersfield where they made a number of friends. A clip of the boys shows them being greeted by Winston Churchill at Downing Street (See first link below). (The boys were Pierre, 19, Jean, 17, Reynolde, 16, Guy, 16, and Christian, 17.) Their story was told in Life Magazine which can be viewed by clicking on the second link below. British Pathe footage and Life Magazine article

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