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Cardinal Mercier Protege La Belgique
English Title: Cardinal Mercier Protects Belgium
Poster ID: CL84633
Category: Political/World War I
Designer: D. Charles Fouqueray
Year: 1910s
Country: Belgian, French
Size 47 x 32 inches
Condition: Very Good
Price: $400

"Désiré Félicien François Joseph Mercier (21 November 1851 – 23 January 1926) was a Belgian cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church and scholar... noted for his staunch resistance to the German occupation of 1914–1918 during the Great War. After the invasion, he distributed a strong pastoral letter, "Patriotism and Endurance," to be read in all his churches, urging the people to keep up their spirits. He served as a model of resistance" -Wikipedia. Printed in Paris, France.

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