- Additional Details
- Format: Closed-captioned, Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: May 1, 2000
Survivors recall the sabotage that saved the lives of 1,500 people headed for Nazi camps.
In the autumn of 1944, the Gestapo loaded a train in Brussels with prisoners bound for Germany--and almost certain death. It never arrived, and the saga of the so-called "ghost train" is one of the most incredible, inspiring stories of World War II.
The Belgian resistance simply refused to let the train and its cargo of resistance fighters, captured soldiers and political undesirables leave the country. Every time it departed Brussels, it encountered obstacles, from blown-up tracks to a sabotaged water supply to an engineer deliberately injuring himself so he couldn't drive the train. NAZI GHOST TRAIN visits the 1999 Comet Line Reunion in Brussels, where survivors recall the string of events that saved their lives. And with the help of author and former resistance fighter Herman Bodson, we'll retrace the thwarted journey of the train they rode.
First-person testimony and dramatic re-enactments bring to life an astonishing tale of heroism under fire, where scores of people risked their lives to save souls bound for the Nazi death machine.