A pensioner from East Sussex has retraced his great aunt’s footsteps by trekking a World War II escape route across the Pyrenees, in her memory. Jeremy Hodgson discovered after her death that his great aunt Bessie was a wartime spy and part of an elite force known as Churchill’s secret army.
In November 1943, with three RAF flight crew, she completed the five-day, 56-mile crossing to escape German capture. Mr Hodgson, from Robertsbridge, made the same crossing in July 2012.
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