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This is a quote from an interview with Leon Degrelle: "I was arrested in 1940 by French troops, beaten, and moved around from damp jail cells where I was tortured until finally freed by German troops. They knew who I was since I was a leader of the Rexist Party, which was a Socialist anti-Communist political party. Seeing that I would not receive any help, let alone justice from the authorities in Belgium I knew that that government was illegitimate, and  I decided that the corruption must be challenged."

The collapse of Communism in Europe has proven that we were right; we just needed validation, and now we have it. I think that what we may write is important, but the history as it unfolds will prove who was right, and who was wrong. I never believed in the purging of Jews and civilians in general, and that was not my war. My war was to fight for my country, which would have been an independent partner of Germany in a Communist free Europe. This is only now a reality, but we fought for it fifty years ago all the same.

Q-        Do you feel that Communism will eventually die in the rest of the world as well?

A-        Yes, it will fall. Governments are the most intangible structures made by man, they change shapes, and are altered by the forces of time and nature. However, I am an optimist; I am hopeful that we as a species will learn from our mistakes, and perhaps there will be hope for us all. But then again, I could be wrong.

An image of the Rexist newspaper is at

A flag used by Leon Degrelle and the rexists at

The symbol was considered a type of cross, as was the Hakenkreuz (hooked cross). German National Socialists did not call their symbol a swastika.

Militant Catholicism, military socialism, Christian socialism. Compare the NSGWP

Under his guidance the Rexists took control of local governments and newspapers in Belgium. After Belgium was liberated (September 1944) he was sentenced in absentia to death as a collaborator. Degrelle flew to Spain in the last days of the war after fighting the Soviet advance into eastern Germany. In Spain he was protected by Francisco Franco and in 1954 became a Spanish citizen under the name Léon José de Ramírez Reina.

the Rexist Party (Parti Rexiste), officially called Christus Rex, founded in 1930 by Léon Degrelle, a Walloon.
        The Rexist movement attracted support mostly among the Walloons; it had a counterpart on the Flemish side in the Vlaamsch Nationaal Verbond, or VNV.

This movement shares many National Socialist tenets, particularly in regard to anti-Boshevism  anti-Stalinism?
Even Stalin became anti-communist when paired with German socialists.

Another Rexist flag image is at

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Leon Degrelle

 NATION-                                           Belgium

 DATE (S) OF INTERVIEW (S)          March 1984, April 1993 (Telephonic)

 PLACE OF INTERVIEW (S)              Barcelona, Spain

 LANGUAGE (S) CONDUCTED        English, German, French

 SIGNIFICANCE OF SUBJECT-        Leader of the Belgian Socialist Rexist

Movement; German volunteer, Waffen SS General and 28th Waffen SS  Division Commander.

 OTHERS IN ATTENDANCE-           Michele Ulovey

In a Rexist newspaper dated 1943, there are photographs of Hitler Youth boys and girls in service of the people, and one of Rexiste Leader Leon Degrelle in uniform addressing a crowd at the Reichssportfeld in Berlin.

Christian Socialism & Social Gospel of Bellamys
Christian Socialism & Jesus the Socialist ?!?!
Christian Socialism & the Swastika in Germany
Christian Socialism & the Socialist Cross
Pledge of Allegiance to the Christian Flag
The Religion of Solidarity
Republicans are the Society of Christian Socialists ?
Socialist Crusades and Inquisitions
Christian Socialism & the KKK, Ku Klux Klan
Christus Rex, Rexist, Rexism, Leon Degrelle

Leon Degrelle Rexist Image
Christian Socialism Rexist Christus Rex Pledge Allegiance to the Christian Flag
Leon Degrelle Rexist Image Christian Socialism

In Puerto Rico at El Morro, there is an unusual flag flying over the fort. It was the Spanish military flag that flew over the fort in the 16th and 17th centuries. It is similar to a flag used by Leon Degrelle and the rexists at

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The pattern of a "saltire raguly couped Gules", or a red saltire resembling two crossed, roughly-pruned branches, on a usually white field, was the Spanish military flag from the 15th century up to 1843. The saltire was originally a Burgundian emblem, first introduced in Spain as the personal badge of Phillip the Handsome, Duke of Burgundy and King Consort of Castile and Aragon, married to Joan of Castile and Aragon (daughter of the Catholic Kings Ferdinand and Elizabeth), the parents of Charles I (Charles V as German Emperor). As such, the emblem has been called in Spain "cross [or, more properly, saltire] of Burgundy", even if the term "cross/saltire of St. Andrew" has also been used.

Spanish infantry flew it, and cavalry, artillery, etc. It was first used not by regular infantry but by the equivalent to the present Spanish [Foreign] Legion, the "Tercios", volunteer expeditionary troops including infantry and cavalry. From the 1930s up to recently there has been scarce use of the Burgundy Cross by infantry units in flags, uniforms etc., whereas it is displayed in all Spanish Air Force planes (that is what the stylized saltire fin marking stands for!).

Flags having this cross with many variations were the most common symbol for Burgundy in the late middle ages. With the union of the Burgundian and Spanish crowns under Phillip the Fair, it became (again with many variations) a flag of the Spanish Netherlands (present-day Belgium) and of the Spanish crown and military forces. Some are visible in old flag charts as "Ostend" and "Biscay" and a wide variety of them are illustrated in Perez and Gonzales, Banderas de España, 1983 and some have dates as early as 1520 and as late as 1931.