Europe Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Basques during WWII

Jump to last reply

I have been doing a lot of reading about the critical role played by Basque guides getting people/Allied POW's/downed Allied airmen fleeing German controlled areas in France, Belgium, etc, over the Pyrenees and ultimately on to Gibralter for return to England. More than 1,000 people smuggled into Spain, probably saving 1,000 lives. Are there museums, history centers, etc in Pais Vasco that focus on these heroic efforts?

BTW Mikelg: one of the articles I read used the word "mugliari". Thanks to you I knew its meaning!

33 Replies | Jump to last reply | Closed to further replies

This topic has been closed by the moderators to further comments.

Recent Activity

  • Announcements:
  • Writers Needed for Mexico
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Jul 24, 14 at 12:19 PM
  • Writers Needed for Georgia Coast
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Jul 18, 14 at 03:12 PM
  • Writers Needed for Rwanda and Uganda
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Jul 18, 14 at 03:12 PM
View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Planning an itinerary in Southern France
  2. 2 A full week in The Netherlands
  3. 3 England, Scotland, Ireland, and France... Where do I start?! (three weeks)
  4. 4 Need to get from ship to Venice airport
  5. 5 There Nights in Paris - Lodging, Tour, Places, Language
  6. 6 British Plastic Shopping Bags All Have Holes in Them?
  7. 7 Advice for first family trip to Europe
  8. 8 10 days in England
  9. 9 Favorite Views of Paris?
  10. 10 Drawing courses in Paris
  11. 11 Looking for add on city
  12. 12 Trip Report Trip report/blog - 2 weeks in Amsterdam, Belgium, and South Africa
  13. 13 to take cash from USA or from ATMs in France?
  14. 14 restaurants / pubs near British museum / Bloomsbury
  15. 15 If you had a week in Switzerland...
  16. 16 Travel phones in France and Italy
  17. 17 Advice and suggestions welcome for 2 month trip
  18. 18 cell phones in France
  19. 19 Itinerey help for a 27 day trip to Europe for April of 2015
  20. 20 Struggling with Ireland itinerary - help finding off the beaten path gems!
  21. 21 What do you wish you'd known about Iceland before you went?
  22. 22 Trip Report TR: Solo in LONDON for ten days on unfinished business ...
  23. 23 What NOT TO WEAR in PARIS & ROME?! Women's Fashion Help!
  24. 24 Itinerary help Geneva, Lausanne , Montreux or Vevey
  25. 25 Madrid—Portugal—Northern Spain—Barcelona by car, need an itinerary...
View next 25 » Back to the top