- [1910s]-2008 / (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
7 boxes (0.084 cubic metres)
Name of creator
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Louis Feutren; Ireland; Bequest; October 2010
Content and structure area
Scope and content
Papers of the Breton nationalist Louis Feutren (1922-2009), together with papers of two fellow nationalists accumulated by him, Neven Henaff (Célestin Lainé, 1908-1983), and Alan Heusaff (1921-1999). All three were prominent members of the Breton collaborationist force 'Bezen Perrot' formed in December 1943, and all three eventually fled to Ireland sometime after the Second World War. Some of the papers relate to the activities of 'Bezen Perrot', but most are later personal papers.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
Action: All records bequeathed to NLW have been retained apart from a few duplicates and blank postcards..
Accruals are not expected.
System of arrangement
Arranged at NLW in six series: Louis Feutren papers; Neven Henaff (Célestin Lainé) papers; Alan Heusaff papers; Bezen Perrot; press cuttings and photocopies of articles; and miscellaneous and unidentified letters.
Conditions of access and use area
Conditions governing access
Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to abide by the conditions set out in information provided when applying for their Readers' Tickets, whereby the reader shall become responsible for compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998 in relation to any processing by them of personal data obtained from modern records held at the Library.
Conditions governing reproduction
Usual copyright laws apply. Copyright of papers at NLW identified as those written by Louis Feutren is held by NLW. The autobiography of Alan Heusaff (3/1) cannot be reproduced without the permission of Alan Heusaff's daughter, Ms Kintilla Heusaff.
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Script of material
Language and script notes
French, Breton, English and German (see file level descriptions for further details).
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Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
Daniel Leach, 'Bezen Perrot: The Breton nationalist unit of the SS, 1943-5', Journal of Interdisciplinary Celtic Studies, Vol. 4 (available online, http://www4.uwm.edu/celtic/ekeltoi/volumes/vol4/4_1/leach_4_1.html, viewed October 2011); Daniel Leach, Fugitive Ireland. European Minority Nationalists and Irish Political Asylum, 1937-2008 (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2009).
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Rules and/or conventions used
Description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.; AACR2; and LCSH
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Dates of creation revision deletion
Daniel Leach, 'Bezen Perrot: The Breton nationalist unit of the SS, 1943-5', Journal of Interdisciplinary Celtic Studies, Vol. 4 (available online, http://www4.uwm.edu/celtic/ekeltoi/volumes/vol4/4_1/leach_4_1.html, viewed October 2011); Daniel Leach, Fugitive Ireland. European Minority Nationalists and Irish Political Asylum, 1937-2008 (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2009); George Broderick, University of Mannheim, The Breton Movement and the German Occupation 1940-44 - Alan Heusaff and Bezen Perrot: A case study (available online); October 2011.
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