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The Belgian War Press: a User-Friendly Access to the Digitised War Press

 The Belgian War Press introduces you to hundreds of Belgian newspapers that were written, printed and distributed clandestinely during the two World Wars. Until now, this clandestine press had remained hidden in many archives, libraries and documentation centres. At the initiative of the CEGESOMA and funded by Belspo, these newspapers have been digitized. It is now possible to read and search them at home. Also the censored press of the First World War can be consulted in this way. Read more...

A Virtual Museum on the Second World War under Preparation

 There is no museum in Belgium on the Second World War that offers an overview of current WWII research. The BRAIN-project BELVIRMUS/WW2 , coordinated by the State Archives, wants to fill this lacuna by creating a virtual museum on the Second War in Belgium, focusing primarily on collaboration and repression. Read more...

An Inside Look at Brussels 1914-1918

 During the Great War, Brussels lived a unique experience. Even though the Belgian capital escaped the fighting, it was Europe's largest city to endure the war under occupation. This forgotten history is illustrated on the new website www.brussels14-18.be/en , a public history project carried out by CEGESOMA, and launched by the Région de Bruxelles-Capitale and VisitBrussels. The website traces the history of civilian populations using photographs of the 1914-1918 period.
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