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Documentary of a WWII Belgian Resistance Fighter

Media Advisory: WWII soldier, Belgian resistance fighter the subject of his granddaughter’s documentary
MUNCIE, Indiana —  Gabrielle DeLobbe, a Belgian resistance fighter and World War II veteran who now lives in Fort Wayne, discusses his war experiences in “Saboteur,” a documentary produced by Ball State University.
What: In 2016, five Ball State Telecommunications students under the direction of Chris Flook, a Telecommunications Lecturer, began a two year-long effort to create a 30-minute documentary detailing DeLobbe’s experiences as a Belgian resistance fighter and soldier. The documentary’s trailer is available at https://vimeo.com/295936044.
Who: Nicole Lehrman, one of the students involved in the project, is DeLobbe’s granddaughter. Lehrman, who narrates the documentary, graduated from Ball State in 2017.
When: The documentary will be available on Veterans Day at no charge at https://vimeo.com/291238725 and on Ball State’s TCOM Facebook Page. WIPB-TV (49.1) also will air the documentary at 11 p.m. Nov. 8. 
Why: DeLobbe recounts his war story as he marched through Europe with the U.S. Army, helped liberate the Buchenwald Concentration Camp, hid his Jewish friend from the Nazis, and led various other strategic attacks. The film is designed to educate new generations about life under German occupation during the war.
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Carol graduated from Riverside White Cross School of Nursing in Columbus, Ohio and received her diploma as a registered nurse. She attended Bowling Green State University where she received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and Literature. She attended the University of Toledo, College of Nursing, and received a Master's of Nursing Science Degree as an Educator.

She has traveled extensively, is a photographer, and writes on medical issues. Carol has three children RJ, Katherine, and Stephen - two daughters-in-law; Suzy and Katie - two granddaughters; Isabella Marianna and Zoe Olivia - and one grandson, Alexander Paul. She also shares her life with husband Gordon Duff, many cats, two rescue pups, and two guinea pigs.

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3 Replies to “Documentary of a WWII Belgian Resistance Fighter

  1. The only thing that came out of Belgium worth a salt was Hercule Poirot . . . and he was pulp fiction straight outta the imagination of Agatha Christie.

    Other than that . . . meh.

    1. MEH The Belgians saved about 75% of their Jewish population. more than any other country. This is while the country was under house arrest. Keeping the Antwerp port open kept the food coming in, necessary for survival, after the war, kept the rest of Europe from starving.

    2. TWO WORDS: Belgium Congo.
      So while Belgium was saving 75% of the Jewish population, they were simultaneously slicing and dicing up the Congo, and exploiting the copper, cobalt, diamond, gold, magnesium and any of the other natural resources. They exploited to Congolese people, native/indigenous to their own land. There is historical records of the slaughter when the miners would strike. The good Jew saving Belgium didn’t seem to have the same propensity to do that with people living in the area they were colonizing during that same time.

      Bite me.

      Blood diamonds for all!

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