departure of the Legion Wallonie

"The pictures showing Degrelle were taken at his Villa, Drève de Lorraine, Brussels on August 8th, 1943 ( 2nd anniversary of the departure of the Legion Wallonie for the Eastern front). The one showing Degrelle surrounded by 27 war reporter in front of his villa was taken the same day. The other pictures showing Germans were taken at the Gare du Nord railroad station and on the "Grand Place" of Brussels, during a visit to that peculiar tourist place. The picture showing the Walloon legionnaire officer with the Walloon badge on the lower part of his left sleeve is SS-First Lieutenant Jean Vermeire." Caption by Eddy DeBruyne, with thanks for the identification efforts. NARA photo Record Group 242, file 242-jrp-75 vierbillken.