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read, and passed from hand to hand. In the early abandon the hope of having some Sherlock Holmes of period it was dropped into your letter box in a plain contraband discover us. We know that nothing stops a envelope. Now it is usually, we believe, mysteriously German when he has once started on the wrong road, left in the house on the table. It will be readily seen the sentiment of ridicule no more than any other scruthat such a patriotic enterprise could only be based ple, nor the certitude of final defeat. That is why we on absolute confidence among all those concerned. present, Excellence, on the occasion of your past, Large bundles were distributed to friends, who divided present, and future disappointments this expression and repacked smaller bundles until the individual of our very sincere and most disrespectful concopies were finally turned over à qui de droit. It was dolences. a matter of pride to have the first copy of each issue
“Signed left on the desk of Governor-General von Bissing. We
"LA LIBRE BELGIQUE." may easily imagine his sentiments on reading No. 49, for instance, of October, 1915, which contained a let
To lay such a copy on his desk demanded an act of ter to his Excellence von Bissing, German Governor, heroism such as is called for from him who crosses from which we quote the following:
the German lines, and yet the courageous patriot knew “ EXCELLENCE:
that he would meet an ignominious fate if caught. “You overwhelm us with attentions. Your secret Nothing speaks louder for the morale of the occupied and public agents multiply their searches for ‘La country. The trail of humor which we have already Libre Belgique. You have even mobilized, they tell noted, and of grim practical joking runs through its us, a special brigade of detectives to come from Ber- history. Some of its difficulties as well as its love of lin to discover the editors, publishers, distributors, etc. fun will be evident from the following address to its You are losing your time and spending your money
readers entitled, “A Little Indulgence Please.” uselessly. It is true that you have more than once “Some readers have complained of the disagreelaid hands on a bundle of copies of the paper, which able odor of certain of our issues; let them kindly esis your nightmare, and you have inflicted severe fines cuse us, but they must understand that in war times upon those who have had it in their possession. But one cannot always choose his traveling companions, so 'La Libre Belgique' still continues to appear as .. 'La Libre Belgique' found itself forced to travel with irregularly as in the past, and its editions have not pickled herring, Herve cheese, and carbide of calceased to increase regularly, after each one of cium. We ask our readers to have for 'La Libre your expeditions.
Belgique’ the same indulgence which they find themDo not believe, dear Baron, that we are naïve selves forced to show at times for certain of their enough to believe that on our advice you are going to neighbors in the tramway, but the spring is coming,
DEFIANT BELGIAN POSTER URGING CITIZENS TO REFUSE TO PRESENT THEMSELVES FOR DEPORTATION.
PRIX DU NUMERO
JUILLET 1916 Elastique, de zéro à l'infini- (prière aux revendeurs de ne pas dépasser cette limite)
LA LIBRE BELGIQUE
J'ai foi dans nos destinées: un Pays qui se delend s'impose su
respect de lous ce pays ne périt pas! Dieu sera avec nous dans cette cause juste.
ALBERT. Ros des Beloes (4 août 1914). Acceptons provisoirement les sacrifices qui nous sont imposés.
el attendons patiemment l'heure de la reparation. A MAX.
Envers les personnes qui dominent par la force militaire notre
pays, ayons les égards que commande l'intérêt général. Res. pectons les réglements qu'elles nous iisposent aussi longtemps qu'ils ne portent atteinte ni à la liberté de oos consciences chrétiennes al à notre Dignite Polriotique.
BULLETIN DE PROPAGANDE · PATRIOTIQUE – RÉGULIÈREMENT IRRÉGULIER
NE SE SOUMETTANT A AUCUNE CENSURE
“ TO VICTORY."-NUMBER ISSUED ON JULY 21, 1916, ON THE BELGIAN NATIONAL HOLIDAY.
and we shall attempt the impossible, to give to “La man secret agents would be summoned, directions Libre Belgique' the perfume of roses and violets. would be given, and they would converge upon the
“ The present number is late; this is the reason: house indicated, rush the street door, run down the we had to reprint the edition. La Libre Belgique' hall, climb the stair, count the entrances to the right encountered the enemy. She threw herself into the and force the door-to a water-closet. water to save herself by swimming and was drowned. Rash in its seemingly impudent imprudence, slip(Requiescat in pace!)"
ping out of every carefully laid German snare with Here is another notice, To Our Readers."
bafiling boyish ingenuity, and withdrawing like a If they receive the visit of an honorable ecclesias- defiant gamin, with thumb at nose and twiddling fintic, who will attempt to speak to them about ‘ La Libre gers, it is no wonder that this imp of the perverse beBelgique,' of the good that this journal accomplishes, gan to rasp the nerves of von Bissing, for the worst etc., they are requested to take this frocked Boche of it was that he could not fail to recognize that this politely by the arm and put him out without more ado. was not the desperate game of a single foolhardy ad
“Nevertheless we grant full freedom of action to venturer. It could succeed only through the co-operaall those who would like to embellish this ejection with tion of at least hundreds of patriots, who edited, a master kick upon that portion of the anatomy vul- printed, received, distributed, and read it. It boldly garly called 'the Prussian.' This would be merited if served almost weekly notices of stupidity and impo not meritorious.”
tence on the German Kommandantur. It was one of The Germans offered larger sums for information, the most stinging rebukes to that Machtpolitik, of and turned upside down every suspected house, barn which von Bissing was the exponent. Behind it lay or garage.
Every now and then the Kommandantur the challenge of the medieval butchers and clothat Brussels received an anonymous letter, giving very
makers of Ghent and Bruges, defiant, if at bay, the precise directions for finding the house and the room still joyous life and liberty-loving spirit of the land in which the journal was published. A squad of Ger
of the Kermess and Mannekenpis.
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