Appendix: Bibliographical Essay by Willem C. M. Meyers 347
Appendix Willem C. M. Meyers• The German Occupation of Belgium: A Bibliographical Essay Since Belgian historical publications reflect the cultural diver- sity of the country, most studies are published in French or Dutch. Obviously within the scope of this essay, only a limited selection could be made. The annual bibliography published by the Centre de recherches et d'etudes historiques de Ia seconde guerre mondiale in Brussels so far comprises some five thousand titlesl**. For even more detailed information a number of bibliographies are available.2 A late start By way of introduction, it seems useful to take a closer look at the history of the historiography of the Second World War in Belgium. Belgium, contrary to its neighbors Holland, France, and the Federal Republic of Germany, took a late start where the history of the Second World War is concerned. What would be the reason for this? In 1971, Herman Balthazar, Professor of History at the University of Ghent wrote: * Librarian, Centre de recherches et d'etudes historigues de Ia seconde guerre mondiale/Navorsings -en Studiecentrum voor de Geschiedenis van de Tweede Wereldoorlog, Brussels. ** The notes for this bibliographical essay may be located below, following the text of the essay. 348 Appendix Three preliminary conditions are necessary to study the history of the Second World War- and this goes for any historical subject: a climate, options and documents. "Climate" is the ability to synthesize scientific analyses without being under emotional stress or pressure; 'options': one knows what one is studying and why; a...
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