I’m working on my not-so-epic-yet WWII story.
I’ll divulge a small portion of it (as I haven’t done too much research/plotting yet).
My main character, Jim, is an RAF pilot who gets gunned down over Holland. He doesn’t speak Dutch.
Problem is, neither do I.
I want to convey the lack of understanding between he and his “captors.” My initial thought would be that they would speak in Dutch, and I wouldn’t provide a translation, so neither the reader nor Jim understands.