Dressed as German civilians, two French officers slid 40 feet
down a rope lowered into an airshaft that led from the prisoner's theater four
stories up to the German kitchen on the ground floor. They walked out into the
German yard and on to the park gate, where the guard let them through. But the
prison laundryman, who had idly watched them go, thought it odd he didn't
recognize them. Mulling it over for an hour, he finally informed the security
officer, who went after them with dogs and guards on bicycles. Lieuts. A.
Thibaud and R. Perrin were caught about six miles away.