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Leon Degrelle was a legendary combat hero of the Second World War, a charismatic political leader, and a prolific author.
This “Mark Felton Production” focuses on his daring escape from death at the hands of the victors at the end of the war in a plane that flew from Norway to northern Spain. Although this presentation is quite hostile to Degrelle, it includes striking footage.
In the the wake of the German-led attack against the Soviet Union, the 35-year-old Degrelle joined a volunteer battalion of fellow French-speaking Belgians that took its place in the pan-European campaign against the Bolshevik regime. He rose through the ranks to become commander of what came to be known as the 28th SS Division “Wallonie.” He was wounded seven times and earned 22 military decorations.