A few years ago I watched a video on "The Ratlines" which told the convincing story of all this. It contained several interviews with people from the Vatican (including a historian by the name "Father Graham" I remember, as well as those involved in the British operation. William Gowen was mentioned in it also. I do not know who did the video (or TV documentary) but it sure was powerful stuff. If anyone knows of this video, or where a copy might be obtained, I would be grateful if they could let me know. Paul Billington.
IDF soldier wounded in air force base fire last month succumbs to wounds (Haaretz)
from the article: Tied up in the Rat Lines