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Garde Rurale

Published: 01 June 2013
Last Updated: 02 June 2013

The Garde Rurale was formed in Wallonia, Belgium, on 19 April 1941 as a rural auxiliary police force, and was a Wallon equivalent of the Flemish Boerenwacht. The members were initially unarmed but starting in 1942 light arms were issued on a limited scale.


Gottfried Dalle

Sources used

Eddy de Bruyne & Marc Rikmenspoel – For Rex and for Belgium: Léon Degrelle and Wallon Political & Military Collaboration 1940-45
Carlos Caballero Jurado – Resistance Warfare 1940-45
David Littlejohn – Foreign legions of the Third Reich, vol 2

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