Lille Arms T-Shirt -Lille is a city in northeastern France near the Belgian border. The name comes from l'Isla "the island," because the area was once marshy and the Count of Flanders had a castle on a dry spot in the middle. The coat of arms features the traditional Fleur-de-Lis. You can't get more French than that. The city was hit hard by World War I, and when the Germans invaded Belgium during World War II, many Lille residents fled. The city was under the control of the German commander in Belgium, not the Vichy government in France, and was liberated in early September, 1944. You'll love this French coat of arms t-shirt.