Important Military Collection General DELEUZE
Cuirasses, headgear, weapons, books, accessories
FRANCE, GERMANY, BELGIUM, ENGLAND
Son of a cavalry officer, Lucien Deleuze, born in Bruges in 1888, fought on horseback with the
He was born in Bruges in 1888 and fought on horseback with the Lancers in August 1914 and as a commander of a reconnaissance regiment in May 1940.
At the end of the Second World War, he was the second in command of the Secret Army, one of the most important resistance movements in Belgium.
Draughtsman, sculptor and caricaturist, passionate about military history and uniformology, member of the
of the society "La Sabretache", he remained in close and friendly contact with German, French and Belgian
French and Belgian specialists: the painter Edmond Lajoux, Major Bucquoy, James Thiriar
and many others.
In 1965, after the death of the General, his son, a colonel of armored cavalry, now retired, took over the management of this collection.