Financial Freedom Lessons From Daring WWII Prison Escape
“As for the rope, its presence in the cell had apparently not been suspected…”
Escape seemed impossible. Its menacing stone walls tower 150 feet above the rocky plateau.
And then there was the matter of his wounded leg…
No one had ever escaped from Königstein Fortress. The “Saxon Bastille” as it was known had been used as a state prison and POW camp for 350 years.
But 63-year old French General Henri Giraud was a resourceful man. He did not give up easily.
General Giraud was captured by the Nazis in 1940 during the fall of France. And a wound made walking very difficult. So he was trapped without a way out.
Most prisoners give up hope of escape. They pass the time hoping for release… someday.
And today many are stuck in a similar sort of “prison.”
It’s not the life-or-death struggle that Giraud and other POWs have faced. But on a more subtle level it is similar.
That prison is working for money.
Working to pay bills. Working to pay off debt. And working to pay taxes.
Isn’t there more to life than that?
Giraud’s Daring Escape Plan
Giraud could not escape without a plan. And help from the outside.
He was stuck 400 miles behind enemy lines. And he didn’t speak German.
So Giraud convinced his captors to teach him the language.
And he needed rope… 150 feet of it.
So he weaved a rope from scraps of twine.
It took a year.
And Giraud used coded letters to his wife to plan his escape.
So he would “… climb down the wall, meet the man [a British agent], change into civilian attire, pocket the documents, catch a train and make for the French border…”
But he still needed one critical item…
And like Giraud you probably need help to escape the rut of working for money.
Financial Freedom lessons are easy to come by. But it takes learning, planning and action to make it work for you.
So you need the right plan. And some time and effort to get it done.
The Tyrolean Hat
Giraud knew that hats were big with German civilians.
So he had to be stylin’ to blend in.
And blend in he must if he was going to escape.
So Giraud obtained a Tyrolean hat.
And on the morning of April 17, 1942 Giraud started his escape… in broad daylight.
Two fellow generals would lower him over the wall with the homemade rope.
But there was a problem…
“At 9:45 the German noncommissioned officer… popped up on the rampart… and then… the good man of course had to stop right by the nook where the rope was concealed. I confess that at this point I figured the game was up. But he was merely taking in once more the beautiful scenery. Slowly he moved off, leaving us at last free run of the place.”
So Henri Giraud successfully escaped from “escapeproof” Königstein Fortress, the only person ever to do so.
He encountered seemingly impossible obstacles along the way. But he stuck to his plan and gained his freedom.
Take Action To Get Your Freedom Back
Giraud was determined. He made a plan. And he took action, however imperfect, to make it a reality.
You don’t need a Tyrolean hat or homemade rope to escape working for money.
And anyone can talk about what matters most, like freedom.
But will you be the rare person that dares to live it out?
Then watch this FREE training so you can walk away with your own step-by-step escape plan.
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