Antwerp 1914. Belgium had a weak fighting force of 117,000 troops, but the Germans did not subdue the defenses of the city until October, when the last elements of Belgian opposition surrendered. Germany remained in control of Belgium until their surrender in November 1918, managing to hold onto Brussels until the end of the war.
World War I, German infantry in Brussels, Belgium, 1914
Belgian Officers 1912 - Officiers généraux et corps d’Etat-Major 1912.
This is a really good photo of a Belgian Maxim, although it appears to be staged – the man has his thumbs on the trigger, but there does is not ammo belt in the gun. Share this:EmailFacebookR…
Boulevard du Botanique 1893
Political leaders from France, Britain, Germany and Australia are holding a ceremony near the fortress town of Verdun, where 300,000 French and German soldiers died in one of the bloodiest battles. Here, a scene from near Gheluvelt, Belgium.