Milices Patriotiques (MP-PM)
|Participant in Second World War|
|Part of||Belgian Communist Party|
|Allies||Partisans Armés (PA)|
|Opponents||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. The Milices were intended to be a mass movement, working alongside the much smaller Partisans Armés (PA) group.
22,006 people are recognized to have been part of the Milices during the war.
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