La Voix des Belges

The Voice of the Belgians (French: La Voix des Belges, Dutch: de Stem der Belgen) was a bi-monthly clandestine newspaper published by the Belgian National Movement (MNB) during the German occupation in World War II.[1] In total, 41 issues were published.[2]

La Voix des Belges
La Voix des Belges - 10 Août 1941.jpg
The first issue of La Voix des Belges, 10 August 1941
Owner(s)Belgian National Movement
Founder(s)Aimé Dandoy and Camille Joset
FoundedAugust 10, 1940 (1940-08-10)
LanguageFrench
Ceased publicationSeptember 1944 (1944-09)
Circulation26,000 copies

PublicationEdit

The newspaper, founded by Aimé Dandoy and Camille Joset, first appeared in August 1941, carrying the headline "Sometimes beaten, never defeated!" (French: "Battus parfois, abattus jamais!"). The editorship of the newspaper was changed repeatedly, after first Aimé Dandoy and then Camille Joset were arrested by the Gestapo. Amongst the later editors was Camille-Jean Joset, son of Camille Joset. In February 1944, there were multiple arrests of leading members of the Belgian National Movement and the publication of Voix des Belges was disrupted. When it reappeared in May 1944, it was in a reduced format, renamed La Petite Voix des Belges.

The newspaper continued to be published until liberation in September 1944.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Joset fils, la Voix des Belges". www.lavenir.net. Retrieved 26 December 2012.
  2. ^ "World War, 1939-1945, Underground Resistance Collection—Belgium" (PDF). McMaster University. Retrieved 2 February 2013.