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Through the Iron Bars

Two Years of German Occupation in Belgium

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Author: Emile Cammaerts
Published: 1917
Language: English
Wordcount: 20,655 / 68 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 47.1
LoC Category: D
Downloads: 680
Added to site: 2005.12.28
mnybks.net#: 11922
Genres: History, War
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russels (June the 30th, 1915), it becomes a crime to wear the tricolour cockade. The Te Deum, which is celebrated every year, on November 15th, in honour of King Albert's Saint's day, is forbidden. From the month of March, 1915, it is practically a forbidden thing to sing the Brabanšonne, even in the schools. All patriotic manifestations, on the occasion of the King's Birthday (April 8th) and of the anniversary of Belgian Independence day (July 21st) are severely prosecuted.

In some of the orders issued there is still a weak attempt at "respecting," in a German way, "the people's patriotic feelings." The Governor of Namur, for instance, discriminates with the acutest subtlety between wearing the national colours in private and in public, and the Brabanšonne can for a time be sung, so long as it is not rendered "in a provoking manner." In fact, the Belgians are free to manifest their patriotism so long as they are neither seen nor heard. They are generously allowed to line their cupboards with tricolour pap

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