Milices Patriotiques

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Patriotic Militia
Milices Patriotiques (MP-PM)
Participant in the Belgian Resistance (World War II)
Ecusson des Milices patriotiques.jpg
Ideology Communist
Part of Red flag.svg Belgian Communist Party
Allies Partisans Armés (PA)
Opponents Nazi Germany German Occupying Forces

The Patriotic Militia (French: Milices patriotiques, Dutch: Patriotische Militie) was a communist group in the Belgian resistance during the Second World War, affiliated to the Communist Party of Belgium.[1] The Milices were intended to be a mass movement, working alongside the much smaller Partisans Armés (PA) group.[2]


22,006 people are recognized to have been part of the Milices during the war.[3]


  1. ^ Vaute, Paul (1 September 2004). "L'euphorie avant l'épreuve". La Libre Belgique. Retrieved 13 February 2013. 
  2. ^ Conway, Martin. The sorrows of Belgium : liberation and political reconstruction, 1944-1947. Oxford: Oxford University Press. p. 21. ISBN 0199694346. 
  3. ^ "Souvenir et Memoire" (PDF). p. 2. Retrieved 13 February 2013.