Max Londot, chef du service de renseignements Luc-Marc. Photo du fonds Fernand Strubbe, photo n° 64059, Copyrights CegeSoma/Archives de l'Etat.

Archives of Fernand Strubbe

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Archive fonds description :

Archives Fernand Strubbe about intelligence and action services for the drafting of his book ‘Services secrets’ and about his personal activities within service Marc

The archives Fernand Strubbe were transferred to CEGESOMA by himself in 1995. They are full of information about his role within the resistance and about networks such as Ali-France and Luc-Marc, or about his personal research for the drafting of his book about the Belgian secret services.

Fernand Strubbe started as a volunteer who wanted to serve in the Belgian air force. He was sent to France to finish his training, but ended up in Dixmude and was eventually deployed to the front, after which he was made a prisoner when the Belgian armed forces capitulated. After his imprisonment in Germany he returned to Belgium in July 1940. His goal was to join the Belgian air force in London, so he contacted a member of the Marc network who convinced him to stay and join the resistance in Belgium however. Strubbe became a key member who provided important intelligence to the Allies and to the Belgian government in London. When the Marc network ceased to exist in December 1941, he decided to join the Luc-Marc service. His section of the network covered large parts of Flanders and Northern France.

After the liberation, he continued to provide intelligence and joined the State Security Services. He was promoted to Captain A.R.A. after the war and appointed to key functions within the Union Royale des Services de Renseignement et d’Action. He continued his military career, which led him to join the new Air Force.

For more information :

  • Bernard Henri, La Résistance 1940-1945, Bruxelles : La Renaissance du Livre, 1969.
  • Fernand STRUBBE, Geheime Oorlog, 40/45, De Inlichtings- en Aktiediensten in België, Tielt, Lanoo, 1992. Traduction française par Michel TELLER: Services secrets belges, 1940-1945, Bruxelles, Union des Services Services de Renseignement et d’Action, 1997.
  • Le livre d’or de la résistance en Belgique, Bruxelles : M.D.N., 1948.
  • Tanham George K., Contribution à l'histoire de la résistance belge, 1940-1944, Bruxelles : Presses universitaires de Bruxelles, 1971.