THE NETHERLANDS: Beggars Underground

In none of her unwilling provinces does the Third Reich find stiffer, more stubborn resistance than in The Netherlands. Focus of stolid Dutch hatred of the Nazis is a secret society called "Les Gueux" (The Beggars), blamed by the Germans for recent widespread riots. Fortnight ago, breathing brimstone, a German military court sent 18 of the Beggars to face a firing squad, imprisoned 19 more, hoped without conviction it had broken the Beggars' back.

Formed in the 16th Century to harass Spanish conquerors, Les Gueux was revived last year by students of the Nazi-shuttered Universities of Delft and Leiden. With...

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