When interred in the Harskamp, after our surrender, it became a fast "secret" rumor, that if you escaped and could make your way to either Belgium (Brussels) or France (Paris) , you had TWO options.
1. Join the Legion Etrangere , or
2. Join the United states army. The latter was never confirmed to me, but the first was, as my old comrade Willi S. had done just that, and spoke of many more, he had met.
AFTER my release, and losing my citizeship and rights, I was told by my "political" supervisor (parole officer
) that it would be easy for me to become an American; just enlist in the U.S.Army sign up for three years, and: Voila !
I wanted to be a civilian again, and did not do it, not knowing yet that after the review of my case, and being restored to full citizenship and rights, I would immediately be drafted into the Koninklijke Landmacht.
Oh those "good"