Collection RC0842 - World War, 1939-1945, Underground Resistance collection – Belgium

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World War, 1939-1945, Underground Resistance collection – Belgium

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  • 1939-1945 (Creation)

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657 items

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Collection consists of newspapers (85 titles, ca. 400 issues); broadsides (97 items); leaflets (130 items); and publications (30 items) produced by or relating to the underground resistance in Belgium during the Second World War. Most of the documents are in French, while some are in Flemish or German.

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The collection was acquired from Michel Brisebois in 2008. Mr. Brisebois acquired the collection over a number of years from a variety of sources.


The collection has been arranged in the following series:

Newspapers: Underground Newspapers; Foreign Newspapers re: Belgium

Broadsides: Broadsides from the Beginning of the Occupation; Broadsides from the Belgian Resistance; Broadsides of the Liberation; Broadsides concerning Bombings; Repression Broadsides; Execution Broadsides; Broadsides concerning Air-Dropped Leaflets; Administrative German Broadsides for Belgians; Administrative Belgian Broadsides

Underground Leaflets: The “V” Campaign; Other Underground Leaflets

Underground Publications: Publications relating to “L’Affaire Royale”; Other Underground Publications

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Series 1 - Newspapers
Series 2 - Broadsides
Series 3 - Underground Leaflets
Series 4 - Underground Publications

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