The Press: Refugee Newspaper

A frankly pro-French newspaper is the Belgian daily, La Meuse, published for the last 85 years in Liége. It survived World War I, saw German troops fight their way across Belgium, limp back over the frontier in defeat four years later. But when Adolf Hitler's columns rolled toward Liége last month, La Meuse's editors knew they would soon be lodged in concentration camps, doubted whether their paper could survive World War II.

White-haired, white-mustached Editor in Chief Olympe Gilbart, 65, made a bold decision. Rather than face the German invader again, he shepherded 50 members of his staff, their wives and children,...

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