German invading forces during early engagements in France and Flanders during World War I. German troops advancing through a culvert under a bridge. German troops move to positions in front of a building. German soldiers scurry to safety as a nearby shed collapses from artillery strike. German soldiers walk across a battlefield as fires burn in distant background. Austrian or Austro-Hungarian troops struggle to move a heavy artillery piece. German troops set up a battery of field artillery. Austrian super mortar and one of its shells. German field artillery firing. German Marine Corps Flanders (Marinenkorps Flandern) in defensive position and several of them help a wounded comrade. Troops emerge from trench and advance, attacking across a battle field in World War 1.
Belgian cavalry, including Chasseurs à Cheval, riding through streets of town in Flanders, Belgium, in First World War. The sidewalks are filled with spectators watching them.
Flanders Hitler Youth units and Eastern Front volunteers at a ceremony in Ghent, Belgium during World War II. Trumpeters play on a parapet. The Eastern Front volunteers marching in a column holding swastika flags in Gravensteen, the Castle of the Counts (Ghent's oldest monument dating from 800 AD). Several others watching them march. Men and women units of Flanders Hitler Youth and Eastern Front volunteers standing in formation during a ceremony on the castle ground. An insignia on the castle. An officer holding a swastika flag marches leading Flanders Hitler Youth units. A few officers standing in formation in front of the castle. An officer shaking hands with an Eastern Front volunteer and handing over the swastika flag to the volunteer. The volunteers standing in formation holding swastika flags. The volunteers wearing armbands with swastika sign.
Monarchs of various European nations like England, Belgium and others meet in France during World War I. French Army officers wait at a harbor. Queen Mary with King George V arrive in France as Prince of Wales welcomes them as they tour the World War 1 front for the first time. At British Headquarters they are seen greeting and meeting with Prince Albert and Queen Elisabeth of Belgium. King George V decorates war heroes including many Belgian soldiers in a ceremony on a beach as the Belgian Royal family watches, including King Albert, Queen Elisabeth, Prince Leopold III, and Prince Charles (Count of Flanders). View of young Princess Marie José of Belgium roughly around age 12 with the other monarchs walking on a sandy beach after the ceremony. King George V and Sir Douglas Haig enter through a gate to meet with French President Poincaré, Chief General Joseph Joffre, and General Ferdinand Foch. The leaders are seen together on the terrace of General Haig's headquarters at Beauquesne.
Canadian troops in Ypres, Belgium (West Flanders). An animated map shows Sanctuary Wood in Ypres, Belgium. War damaged buildings in the town. A man walks through debris. The troops walk over a small bridge. Field Marshal John French, 1st Earl of Ypres, poses for a photograph, along with Sir Julian Bing, commanding General of the Third Army, and other officers. An animated map shows the Canadians counter attacking the Germans in Sanctuary Wood in the June 1916 Battle of Mount Sorrel. Fallen trees. A cemetery with a cross in the bushes.
A line of British cavalrymen ride down a hillside, single-file, in Flanders, Belgium, during World War 1. A German shell explodes near the cavalry column, just as two of the British soldiers on horseback pass the spot. After the smoke clears, fallen men and horses are seen on the ground. Other cavalrymen continue past them, as a British soldier, from near the camera position, runs down the hill to render aid. (World War I; World War 1; WWI; WW1)