Victor van Strydonck de Burkel

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Lieutenant-general BEM Victor Jean Clement, Baron van Strydonck de Burkel[lower-alpha 1] (16 July 1876, Antwerp – 4 August 1961, Etterbeek)[lower-alpha 2][1] was a general of the Belgian Army and the primary architect of the formation of the Free Belgian Forces after Belgium's official surrender on May 28, 1940 in World War II.

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Baron van Strydonck de Burkel
General van Strydonck de Burkel in London, 1943
Birth nameVictor Jean Clement van Strydonck
Born(1876-07-16)16 July 1876
Antwerp, Belgium
Died4 August 1961(1961-08-04) (aged 85)
Etterbeek, Belgium
Service/branchBelgian Army
Commands heldChief of the Belgian Military Mission to Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force
Battles/warsWorld War I World War II