This short is about Germany's and the German Army's, efforts to shut down the underground resistance newspaper, La Libre Belgique (Free Belguim), in occupied Belgium during World War I and how it sprang up again in occupied Belgium during World War II. Written by
Pat Swovelin <Pat-Swovelin@Prodigy.net>
John Nesbitt's Passing Parade features the story of Nazi's efforts in Belgium to bring their people down. Set during the years of WW1, the film tells the story of a Belgium newspaper, which had to work underground to spread the word to people that they should remain strong even though Germany is trying to tear them down. In a short amount of time, twenty-two different editors of the paper were tracked down and killed. Just knowing that nearly two dozen editors died to keep this newspaper going is quite remarkable and makes for a very interesting story. Just when you think you've heard everything about the war then comes this short, which tells a rather amazing story. I'm sure there are hundreds of others out there like this one and you can't help but wish there were shorts today just to tell them.
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