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One of Our Aircraft Is Missing (1942) Poster

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Else Meertens: Do you think that we Hollanders who threw the sea out of our country will let the Germans have it? Better the sea.

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[as RAF bombers approach]

Jo de Vries: You see. That's what you're doing for us. Can you hear them running for shelter? Can you understand what that means to all the occupied countries? To enslaved people, having it drummed into their ears that the Germans are masters of the Earth. Seeing those masters running for shelter. Seeing them crouching under tables. And hearing that steady hum night after night. That noise which is oil for the burning fire in our hearts.

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Tom Earnshaw, Copilot in B for Bertie: We want to get back, raid or no raid. Now look here, Mrs. de Vries, I don't...

Jo de Vries: Are you in command of this party?

Sir George Corbett, Rear Gunner in B for Bertie: No, no, no, he's just a Yorkshireman.

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Jo de Vries: I give you a toast. Louis?

[Her servant fills all of their glasses]

Jo de Vries: It has been our motto since the House of Orange drove out the Spaniards 300 years ago. "Je Maintiendrai."

[All drink]

Jo de Vries: It's nice to be a woman again, even for half an hour.

Geoff Hickman, Front Gunner in B for Bertie: What do they reckon that motto of yours means, then, ma'am?

Jo de Vries: "We can take it."

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