Raymond Itterbeek, Comète Line Guide

“The final balance of Comète is that we repatriated 700 pilots to England, but if we do the numbers for all those who died in Comète, you get a minimum of 700 people as well, which is obviously one death per pilot saved. But I think that many of these people who died wouldn’t regret it.”

“Often, young people say to me, ‘What do we need to do to have a better life in a world that currently is moving toward violence and selfishness?’ Because there is a frightening selfishness, a horrible selfishness in the world. So I tell them, the good that is the most precious is liberty.”

“My chief in Brussels said, ‘It’s a very dangerous work, because we think that you can work three months, three or four months maximum.’”