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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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