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By Henri Pirenne,David Nicholas,Sarah Keymeulen,Vincent Capelle,Jeff Lipkes

in the course of global struggle I, americans and British have been riveted via the invasion and profession of Belgium. Over 5,500 blameless civilians have been achieved in August 1914, over 2 million fled to the Netherlands, France, and Britain, and the five million last within the kingdom confronted mass hunger. the nice medieval historian Henri Pirenne (1862-1935) presents a close, gripping account of the profession. He describes the starvation, the deprivations, the unemployment, the arbitrary arrests and deportations, the indignities of domestic invasions and confiscations, the censorship, the conscription of staff, the dismantling and destruction of Belgian factories, and the executive department of the rustic. although Pirenne himself used to be arrested in March 1916 for resistance to the German regime, he writes in regards to the occupiers frivolously and dispassionately. Belgium and the 1st global warfare comprehensively surveys the disaster and chronicles the stoicism and the resiliency with which Belgians responded.

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