Departure Delayed


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The couple were caught in Hitler’s first blitz on Holland, fled by tandem bicycle, actually sent their luggage (deadly war documents) across Germany itself, hitched and hiked, flew and sailed, across Europe, Turkey, Arabia, India and the Indies – all without passports during a time of epic turmoil.

Adapted from the book of the same name by Ru Pullan, this series was produced by Donovan Joyce.

52 x 12 minute episodes


Based on the true story of a Dutchman (using the pseudonym Jan van Apeldoorn) and his wife who escape the threat of the Nazis by travelling to Java, with the hope of arriving in Australia.


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