A Deceptive Crusade In Flanders Fields – Part 1/3
by Danny de Laet
Translated by Lise Tannahill
Edited by Annick Pellegrin
By Way of Introduction…
In 1940, the quiet beginnings of Flemish beeldverhaal (that is to say, bande dessinée in Dutch) almost came to nothing. The German invasion of Belgium in May 1940 had something to do with it, putting an end to several publications of this kind, thus depriving several illustrators of their livelihood and leaving them unemployed.