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Belgium WWII, the story continues…

Almost one year ago, on 27 September 2017, we launched the website “Belgium WWII”. The aim was to make the works and research of the most renowned experts accessible for the general public in a clear and concise manner. The purpose was not to propose an official version of history, but to provide information with a quality label guaranteed tough review by the Study Centre War and Society substantiated by the Centre's scientific credit.


Clandestine newspaper “La Libre Belgique”. Photograph taken in 1944 in the clandestine printing shop clandestine located 87, rue St. Gilles in Liège, and developed after the Liberation. Photo 27956, © CegeSoma.
Clandestine newspaper “La Libre Belgique”. Photograph taken in 1944 in the clandestine printing shop clandestine located 87, rue St. Gilles in Liège, and developed after the Liberation. Photo 27956, © CegeSoma.
The first texts were focused on two particularly sensitive topics: collaboration and repression on the one hand, and justice in wartimes on the other hand.

Today, new content is available. Fabrice Maerten, a specialist in the history of the Resistance, has penned an article for the website (https://www.belgiumwwii.be/belgique-en-guerre/articles/resistance.html).

Alain Colignon, discusses key aspects of the Liberation (https://www.belgiumwwii.be/belgique-en-guerre/articles/liberation.html).

Other articles about Resistance movements will follow, as well as a detailed chronology of the history of the Resistance and the Liberation. Within the framework of the commemorations around the 75th anniversary of the Liberation and the end of the Second World War, new content will be added to the website continuously. We will keep you informed about these enrichments through your favourite communication channel.

 

In the meantime, you can already now discover our blog dedicated to the Second World War in general (https://www.belgiumwwii.be/blog/de-tweede-dood-van-een-verzetsstrijder.html en https://www.belgiumwwii.be/blog/memoire-et-toponymie-bruxelloise-des-grands-themes-qui-entrent-par-la-petite-porte.html).

What is the purpose of this blog ? We found that research, debates and controversies continue to expand our knowledge while sometimes being too much confined to the academic world or, on the contrary, being subject of undistinguished polemics without any critical view. The site Belgium WWII is intended as a link between those two opposites.  Discover our first articles online now!

You can also take part in these exchanges. In order to feed our blog, we need your input, your knowledge, your expertise and your desire to communicate.

Interested? Simply send an e-mail to belgiumwwii@cegesoma.be.

 

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