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Here is a rare original Belgian Resistance Armband.
In used condition with age and wear, hand letters sewn in red with the G printed in black also a strip sewn to the bottom edge. Also included is a small resistance badge with the pin to the back missing.
Armband measures 7 3/8" on the front with overall about 14 1/2". The badge measures 11/16".
Groupe G was founded in 1942 by a former group of Universite libre de Bruxelles students. Usually resistance groups activities were restricted to an area but the G group operated across the country.
Actions - In 1944, Groupe G was responsible for a co-ordinated action on all the electric train lines in Belgium. This action was estimated to cost the German forces an estimated 10 million man hours in repairs and delays to the network.
References to the above are.
1. O'connor, Bernard 2013 "Sabotage in Belgium in World War Two"
2. "The Belgium Resistance" www.historylearningsite.co.uk
3. "A Brief History of Belgian Resistance"
A lot of 26 various notes and values including notes from France, Italy, Belgium, Norway, Germany some duplicates.
Sold as a lot only.
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see images otherwise a good example
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The French Resistance (French; La Résistance française) is the name used to denote the collection of French resistance movements that fought against the Nazi German occupation of France and against the collaborationist Vichy régime during World War II. Résistance cells were small groups of armed men and women (called the Maquis in rural areas), who, in addition to their guerrilla warfare activities, were also publishers of underground newspapers, providers of first-hand intelligence information, and maintainers of escape networks that helped Allied soldiers and airmen trapped behind enemy lines. The men and women of the Résistance came from all economic levels and political leanings of French society, including émigrés; conservative Roman Catholics, including priests; members of the Jewish community; and citizens from the ranks of liberals, anarchists, and communists.
FFI silk excellent un-worn condition.
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