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The Belgian Front, August 1914, Cologne, Germany, Luxemburg, Belgium and northern France include the Belgian forts of the Meuse at Liège, Namur, and Dinant, the fortress of Antwerp, and the capital of Brussels. The fortress of Liège (Lüttich) fell on August 16. German troops paraded in Brussels on August 20 as the Belgian Army fell back to Antwerp.
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The Belgian Front, August 1914, Cologne, Germany, Luxemburg, Belgium and northern France include the Belgian forts of the Meuse at Liège, Namur, and Dinant, the fortress of Antwerp, and the capital of Brussels. The fortress of Liège (Lüttich) fell on August 16. German troops paraded in Brussels on August 20 as the Belgian Army fell back to Antwerp.

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Westlichen Kriegsschauplatzes

Köln-Lüttich-Brüssel

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Festungen, Forts.; Eisenbahnen

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Postkarten des westlichen Kriegschauplatzes Nr. 2. Import.

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In Brussels, capital of Belgium, news from the outside world was limited in August, 1914. The delegations of neutral Spain and the United States assisted Germans in getting trains north to neutral Netherlands. On August 10, a German plane flew over the city pursued by a Belgian one. Reports came to the city of battles between the German and Belgian forces at Haelen and Tirlemont. French, British and other delegations left the city. The government had already followed King Albert to his headquarters at Louvain, and continued on to Antwerp. The night of August 19, weary Belgian soldiers passed through the city. On August 20 German forces made a triumphant ceremonial entry into Brussels.

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Brussels is a city in Belgium.

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Statistics for Brussels (1)

Type Statistic
Population 177,078

Books about Brussels (1)

Title Author Last Name Author First Name
A Journal from our Legation in Belgium Gibson Hugh