The Agony of Belgium

The Invasion of Belgium; August–December 1914

Frank Fox

The Agony of Belgium

Frank Fox

Distributed for Uniform Press

182 pages | 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 | © 2017
Paper $17.95 ISBN: 9781910500859 Published February 2018 For Sale in USA and Canada Only
At the start of World War I, King Albert of Belgium refused the German army safe passage through Belgium to France, a defiance that was a key moment in the beginning of the war. Albert then took command of the relatively new and untested Belgian Army, and The Agony of Belgium recounts the army’s bravery and resilience in the face of the challenges to come.
 
The Agony of Belgium reveals the courageous and noble qualities of King Albert, whether at the Front as an active Commander-in-Chief; with his people during Zeppelin raids and artillery bombardments at Antwerp; declining refuge in France after the retreat from Ostend; or rallying his troops. This unique account of a part of the war often overlooked will be of significant interest to military scholars and historians. 
 
Contents
Foreword
I. The Policy of Torture; Belgium Before the War
II. Liége: Fealty
III. Playing for Time
IV. Brussels: The Flood Breaks
V. Antwerp: in Refuge
VI. Louvain: German Frightfulness
VII. Still Undismayed
VIII. Antwerp Attacked
IX. Antwerp Falls
X. How the German Fights
XI. Ostend: The Heroic King
XII. The Battle of the Yser
XIII. The Tide Turns
Appendix: The Position of the War Correspondent
 
Review Quotes
Lord Astor of Hever
“A harrowing account of the suffering that Belgium endured from the German invasion in 1914. Fox charts Belgium’s heroic stand and the personal courage of King Albert I that inspired his Army.”
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