Laurens de Groot | The John McCormick Story | Thuis Theater

Laurens de Groot | The John McCormick Story | Thuis Theater

On February 22nd. 1945 an American B24 Liberator crashed in the fields near a town called Zoetermeer, the Netherlands. The crew of nine made it out alive and split up to find a safe hideout. Wastegunner John E. McCormick from Scanton, PA left alone. Dealing with a bitter cold without food, afraid to show himself, he eventually came in contact with the Dutch resistance. They gave him a choice: either hide and wait the war out or join and fight. John McCormick choose the latter and joined the armed resistance. For weeks he participated in many actions until his story comes to a tragic end on April 29th. 1945. Exactly 75 years later Dutch actor/storyteller Laurens de Groot tells this true story in all its detail, bringing back alive the heroic actions of an extraordinary, ordinary young man from Pennsylvania. So that we never forget…

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