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Bre901
27th Apr 2004, 08:50
The train has been named after Michel Hollard (DSO), who was the founder of the underground network that smugled the plans of the V1 launch-bases to the IS

Eurostar news (http://www.eurostar.com/dctm/jsp/subhome/detail.jsp?page=news&id=09001a598013cab8)

small excerpt :
"After World War II had ended, Michel Hollard was invited to Downing Street by the then Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, but Hollard was unable to attend as he did not have the appropriate suit demanded by the etiquette of the day." :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

lasernigel
27th Apr 2004, 09:52
Whilst being very thankful to Michel Hollard for his heroics during WW2. Maybe it should be named after the person who stood against Hitler in the first place when everyone else had given up..SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL.

Bre901
27th Apr 2004, 10:01
Lasernigel

No need to shout.

Sir Winston Churchill has a statue (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/212312.stm) on the Champs-Elysees and an Avenue named after him in Paris, whereas Michel Hollard went almost unknown, were it not for the book "The man who saved London".

Google :
"Winston Churchill" : 728 000 results
"Michel Hollard" : 143 results.

'nuff said.

Edited because there is a Michel Hollard alive and well in a French University who accounts for some hits