The years of war: 1914

Monument to Belgian Army campaigns in Africa (Battle of Tabora)

Monument to Belgian Army campaigns in Africa (Battle of Tabora)

Monument to Belgian Army Engenieers coprs

Monument to Belgian Army Engenieers coprs

The title of this blog is Brussels throughout the years so lets have a look at some of the key years in the history of Brussels (and of Belgium and of Europe and of the world!).

One of those years that have left permanent “scares” in Brussels “stones” is 1914. The year World War I (la “Grande guerre” as they call it in French) began.

Here is a small sample of pictures I have taken with the year 1914. This is only a sample.

I took the first picture, displaying the year 1914, in the Square Vergote. This square is closely located to the NATO headquarters. On one side of the square there a monument to the Belgian Corps of Army Engenieers, especially to those who foought in the two World Wars.

Monument to the Belgian troops in Africa in Avenue Huart Hamoir (Brussels, Schaerbeek)

Monument to the Belgian troops in Africa in Avenue Huart Hamoir (Brussels, Schaerbeek)

I took the two other in Avenue Huart in Schaerbeek, one of the 19 “communes” of the Brussels Region. The first is a close up showing the year 1918. Tabora is the name of a  the capital city of Tanzania’s Tabora Region and is the place where the Belgian troops fought, against the Germans, the battle with the same name.

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