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Belgium: German occupation (1940-1944)

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Military Governor

[Military Governor]

Flag of the Military Governor of Belgium and Northern France - Image by Jaume Ollé, 15 March 1998

The flag is square with concentric fields of equal width of black-white-red. On red square, silver Nazi national eagle, with swastika in its talons. Below the swastika, the words Militärbefehlshaber.

Norman Martin, 15 March 1998

A Militärbefehlshaber was the regional governor (a General) of the occupied territories that were under the control of the Wehrmacht, here Militärbefehlshaber Belgien und Nordfrankreich (Military Governor of Belgium and Northern France), based in Brussels. He was the head of the civil administration, police etc.

Marcus Wendel, 13 July 2000

The Military Governor of Belgium and Northern France was Alexander von Falkenhausen (1878-1966) from 28 May 1940 to 20 Jul 1944, according to the Rulers of the World website.

Željko Heimer, 25 February 2001