Skip to comments.First blue plaque for British spy as WWII secret agent who survived Gestapo is honoured
Posted on 03/31/2010 7:28:01 PM PDT by naturalman1975
His action-packed life was the stuff of boyhood fantasy.
As the famous spy codenamed 'The White Rabbit', Forest Frederic Edward Yeo-Thomas spent the Second World War behind enemy lines and was captured and tortured by the Nazis.
And in the First World War the RAF fighter command officer was captured by the Russians and only managed to escape by strangling his guard.
Today, more than 60 years after he received the George Cross, Yeo-Thomas's life was celebrated with a blue plaque outside his home.
On a secret mission in France during the Second World War he evaded capture by the Nazis by hiding in a hearse.
In 1944 he was captured by the Gestapo and tortured before being held at the notorious Buchenwald concentration camp.
The spy is recognised by the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography as 'among the most outstanding workers behind enemy lines whom Britain produced'.
He is the first secret agent to be commemorated with an English Heritage blue plaque which was unveiled at Queen Court, Guildford Street, in Camden, London, where he lived with his wife Barbara.
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The Blue Plaque Demonstrated
Read a biog. of him a few years ago.
Incredible man, weighed about 11 stone or so (160 pounds approx) going into Buchenwald. He weighed 5 and half stone (about 75 pounds) by the time he escaped.
Will post this story on three other forums I am a member of.
this guy had as many lives as a cat.
Also spelt Forest Frederick Edward Yeo-Thomas. More here. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forest_Frederick_Edward_Yeo-Thomas
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