A new exhibition in the Netherlands commemorates the North Sea escape of five Dutchmen from Nazi occupation in 1944, a voyage made possible by Chevrolet power and a Hispano-Suiza racecar’s fuel tank.
The permanent exhibition opened in May at the Stadsmuseum Leidschendam-Voorburg, in the town of Voorburg, about six miles east of The Hague. The show features a wooden scale model of the escape boat and costumed figures of the five sailors. Another model, that of a canal boat, also figures in the display. Ultimately, the exhibition will expand to include the stories of other maritime escapes of the era.