During World War II he erected the Walloon Legion, which fought as a Waffen-SS unit at the Eastern Front. He ultimately had the rank of SS-Standartenführer der Waffen-SS (comparable with the rank of colonel).
After the war he managed to escape to Spain, where he died in 1994, aged 87.
References[change | change source]
- For Rex and Belgium: Leon Degrelle and Walloon Political & Military Collaboration 1940-1945. Eddy de Bruyne, Marc Rikmenspoel. Solihull, West Midlands, England: Helion, 2004.