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Anatomy of a World War I Artillery Barrage

Originally posted on The Angry Staff Officer:
Shells bursting at Ypres A lot has been said about the role of artillery in World War I, in both its intensity and ferocity. On the opening day of the Somme on July…

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August 4, 1914 to be remembered

Dark clouds would soon be over and in Winter it will be peacefully white Belgium today marks the beginning of the First World War. It is exactly one hundred years ago that Germany invaded the country and thus violated Belgian … Continue reading

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Waar zijn de klauwende Vlaamse Leeuwen gebleven 4 Eigen benen

Twee jaar geleden keurde het Vlaamse Parlement unaniem een handvest goed waarvan de inleiding uitdrukkelijk de term “natie” vermeldt. Kan men echter in één land meer dan één natie vinden of behouden? Spanje worstelt ook al jaren met hetzelfde probleem. … Continue reading

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100° birthday of war and war tourism

100 years ago my parents were born. They would be part of the last Europeans having to face two major international wars plus a cold war. 100 years ago there was also a special Christmas celebration in the beautiful fields … Continue reading

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All the war-propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting… George Orwell

Originally posted on Old Salt Books Blog:
Belgian Canal Boat Fund for the relief of the civil population behind the firing lines. Send them something The First World War was not the first example of civilian populations being decimated by…

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Flames of Louvain – Leuven 1914 an attempt to destroy a civilisation

On 19 August, 1914, two weeks after the invasion of Belgium, German troops attacked the city of Leuven (Louvain). There were 200 civilians killed, 1,100 houses destroyed. Leuven being a university town with a very interesting library saw 300,000 books … Continue reading

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A good team to guaranty a musical about the First World War

Director Frank Van Laecke has proven to be at home in the market of entertainment. He has directed musical, theatre and opera productions. This year we are remembering 100 years of something which can not easily be called a ‘theatre … Continue reading

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11 november, al of niet vergeten #2 Vanaf de Industrialisatie

In 11 november al of niet vergeten #1 Voor de Industrialisatie zijn wij verder ingegaan op de vrije dagen die de regering wenst te schrappen (zie Feestdagen, consumeren en besparen). In het vorige artikel keken wij naar belangrijke gebeurtenissen op … Continue reading

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11 November, a day to remember #2 From the Industrialisation

In my previous postings Feestdagen, consumeren en besparen and Is it wise to annul the Pentecostweekend I mentioned that some members of parliament did not want to scrap only Whit Monday and we looked on what happened on the 315th … Continue reading

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11 November, a day to remember #1 Until Industrialisation

In Feestdagen, consumeren en besparen and Is it wise to annul the Pentecostweekend I mentioned the ideas of some members of parliament to get rid of certain holidays to boost the economy. The most commercial successful Pentecost weekend has Whit Monday to … Continue reading

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