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 As you may have read in these pages, CegeSoma continuously acquires new archive funds, documentation and photographs.


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DIGITAL CATALOGUES - 3 tips to find more sources and references

 The consultation of the digital catalogues of institutions such as the Royal Library, the State Archives and CegeSoma* is one of the first steps researchers take to reach an understanding of our history. Therefore, we give you three tips to find more references and digital sources in the catalogues of these institutions.

NEW - Few changes made on our website to help you access our catalogues in an easier way

 Dear users, the MADDLAIN research project is still being finalised but the CegeSoma is already applying a few of its outcomes to better meet your digital needs. A few changes were made to help you access our catalogues in an easier way.
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ACQUISITION – Archives of the Witte Brigade

 An Essential Collection for the History of the Resistance in Flanders

The Witte Brigade (Fidelio) is the only resistance movement of a national dimension founded in Flanders. Its archives have recently been donated to our institution. They are all the more precious because they cover not only the post-war but also the occupation period. Furthermore, a detailed inventory has been made which greatly facilitates accessibility. 
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INVENTORY - The Air War in Western Europe (1939-1945) Unraveled

 Basic Documentation on Thousands of Air Missions Now Available

Information on missions carried out by bomber aircraft and fighter bombers of all the belligerents of the Second World War in Western Europe is now available. It can be found in the mass of documents collected on the subject and entrusted to CegeSoma by Georges Van Merode.
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DISCOVERY - 20,000 new photographs of the Sipho news agency

 No less than 20,000 new pictures of the news agency Sipho have recently been discovered. They will enrich the first part of the fund preserved at CegeSoma, which already includes 175,000 images relating to Belgian and foreign news of the period 1930-1944. Filed and accessible in digital format, these photographs enjoy a high visibility and are frequently used to illustrate publications.
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ACQUISITION - Archives Les Enfants de la Patrie – Kinderen van het Vaderland

The key to information about the fate of children during and after the Second World War

Last June, the Operational Directorate 4 – CegeSoma – received a remarkable archive holding to be joined to the many archives of patriotic associations it keeps. In this case, the association was not one of the former parties involved in the conflict in a classical sense (war prisoners, resistance fighters, deported persons, etc.), as the Oeuvre royale nationale Les Enfants de la Patrie is dedicated to the collateral victims of the war, namely the war orphans.
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Photographs of the period 1914-1918 at Cegesoma. A rich heritage

 The year 2014 will mark the hundredth anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War. Numerous commemorative events, historical retrospectives and projects aimed at promoting the tourist sites of the remnants of war are already planned. Whether you are a journalist, a researcher or just have a keen interest in history, you may be looking for iconographical documents on this subject. We would therefore like to present you with an overview of our First World War photo collection.
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