Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Honored Allies Wednesday: Jean-Baptiste Piron (Belguim)

                                                             Jean-Baptiste Piron                          Croix de guerre

A WWI veteran, Piron would not accept his homeland's capitulation and would find himself escaping from his Nazi captors and making a trip to the UK via France, Spain and Gibraltar.  Once he arrived in the UK, he was charged by the exiled Belgian government to bring the 1st Belgian Infantry Brigade up to par and ready to take the fight back to the Axis to liberate their homeland.  After the war he would be given command of the Belgium occupational forces in Germany.

A tip of the hat to a fellow Ally who motivated his defeated men to take the fight back to their invaders and help the rest of Europe shake loose the chains of fascism.

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