Tag Archives: World War I

The Great War changed everything

Originally posted on The Pen and The Sword:
Yesterday marked the anniversary of the assassination in 1914 of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophia, the duchess of Hohenburg, by a Serbian nationalist named Gavrilo Princip. It is common to…

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2015 Persons and groups of the year

Battle of Waterloo The oldest to remember for 2015 is the one with whom there could be a love hate relationship. Napoleon Bonaparte, who always saw things big, left behind a series of buildings in Belgium that still stand today, … Continue reading

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For those who call the Brussels Airport attacks a fake or a conspiracy of the government

On the net appear different messages telling the pictures of the damage in the airport in Zaventem would be faked are in my view more a plot to undermine the West, created by people who see in everything some conspiracy. … Continue reading

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June 13: 100 years ago my father was born

On the 164th day of the year, June 13 2015, I remember the 100th birthday of my father, who passed away some years ago (+ in 2007). My dad (Ursmar Antoon Ampe) was born on a Sunday, the day after … Continue reading

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2014 Culture

Theatre productions “Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown“, the frenetic 1988 comedy that first brought film director Pedro Almodóvar to the attention of a wider international audience. After a short run on Broadway in 2010, Women on the … Continue reading

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Mons 2014 remembering the Great War

On Monday august the 4th, from Glasgow, Scotland to Liege and the small Saint-Symphorien in southern Belgium, leaders of the former enemies Belgium, France, Britain and Germany stood together in a spirit of reconciliation to commemorate the 100th anniversary of … Continue reading

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Liège 2014 remembering the Great War

World War One was the most catastrophic conflict the world had ever seen. Around 17 million soldiers and civilians and even more millions of animals (too often much forgotten) were killed between 1914 and 1918. Europe has grown accustomed to … Continue reading

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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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Friendship and Offer for the cause of democracy

In the previous posting Invasion of Normandy a day never to forget I opened talking about the demography, looking how in the previous century our regions managed to have a growing population.  World War I and World War II took care … 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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