Belgium Under German Occupation #N6 (1914)

Belgium Under German Occupation #N6 (1914)

Following its independence in 1830, Belgium had been obliged to remain neutral in perpetuity by an 1839 treaty as part of a guarantee for its independence. Until 1911, Belgian strategic analysis anticipated that if war came, the Germans would attack France across the Franco-German border and trap the French armies against the Belgian frontier, as they had done in 1870. British and French guarantees of … Continue reading Belgium Under German Occupation #N6 (1914)