BELGIUM: The Ghost Train

In Belgium, there is a group of men & women who wear a small metal brooch showing a railroad engine. They were passengers on the ghost train of Saint-Gilles. For security reasons, their story was withheld until last week.

Last September the political prisoners of Saint-Gilles passed along a message through their darkened cells: at 8:30 the next morning they would be taken by train to Germany. The Allies were advancing on Brussels.

In the morning 1,500 prisoners marched, singing, to the station. They were squeezed into cattle trucks. But Brussels' Resistance had been busy. The engine would not run. Another...

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