Le Cardinal Mercier protége la Belgique.
Le Cardinal Mercier protége la Belgique. LOC Summary: Full figure view of the Catholic Cardinal Mercier. Cardinal Désiré Joseph Mercier (1851-1926) became one of the leaders of Belgium during the war, opposing the deportation of Belgians to Germany, and was instrumental during the peace settlement in keeping outlying Dutch regions from being annexed. LOC Notes: Translation of title: Cardinal Mercier protects Belgium. Date Created/Published: Paris : Imp. Lapina, 1916. World War 1 recruitment poster provided by LOC. Original medium: 1 print (poster) : lithograph, color ; 118 x 80 cm.