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A Journal From Our Legation in Belgium   By: (1883-1954)

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[Transcriber's note: This document contains several illustrations of letters and posters. Where possible, the text on these illustrations has been included in the description of the illustration.]

[Illustration: His Majesty, Albert, King of the Belgians Photograph by Boute, Brussels ]

A JOURNAL FROM OUR LEGATION IN BELGIUM

BY HUGH GIBSON

SECRETARY OF THE AMERICAN LEGATION IN BRUSSELS

ILLUSTRATED FROM PHOTOGRAPHS

NEW YORK GROSSET & DUNLAP PUBLISHERS

Copyright, 1917, by DOUBLEDAY, PAGE & COMPANY

All rights reserved, including that of translation into foreign languages, including the Scandinavian.

TO MY MOTHER

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

His Majesty, Albert, King of the Belgians Front

FACING PAGE Facsimile of the first page of the German ultimatum to Belgium ( in the text ) 16

Pass issued by the Belgian military authorities to enable Mr. Gibson to enter the German Legation at Brussels 16

Maître Gaston de Leval, legal adviser to the American Legation in Brussels 17

Her Majesty, Elizabeth, Queen of the Belgians 32

Mr. Brand Whitlock, American Minister to Belgium 33

German supply train entering Brussels 96

German infantry entering Brussels 97

German officers and soldiers were always ready to oblige by posing for the camera 112

"Mit Gott für Kaiser und Reich" 112

Count Guy d'Oultremont 113

From left to right: Colonel DuCane, Captain Ferguson and Colonel Fairholme 113

Pass issued by General von Jarotzky ( in text ) 116

Letter signed by Burgomaster Max requesting the Belgian authorities to allow Mr. Gibson to pass ( in text ) 128

Boy Scouts at Belgian headquarters 140

Reading from left to right: a Belgian Staff Officer, Colonel Fairholme, Colonel DuCane and Captain Ferguson 140

List of the civilians killed by the Germans at Tamines on August 20, 1914 141

Entrance to the Rue de Diest, Louvain 156

The dead and the living. A Belgian civilian and a German soldier 157

Pass issued by Field Marshal von der Goltz ( in text ) 200

A street in Louvain 202

Fixing on the white Flag for the dash between the lines 202

Refugees from the villages near the Antwerp forts 203

Arrival in Antwerp of refugees from Malines 203

At Malines a good background for a photograph to send home to Germany 218

His Eminence, Cardinal Mercier 219

Fire at Namur during the bombardment 254

Effect of big German shell on Fort of Waehlem 255

Outside view of the Fort of Waehlem after bombardment 255

View of the Meuse at Huy 262

Refugees fleeing toward Dunkirk before the German advance 263

Graves of civilians shot by the Germans 266

A typical proclamation 266

Views of the Fort of Waehlem after its bombardment 267

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