Belgian infantry charge down a steep sandy hillside at Nieuport (Nieuwpoort) Belgium, in three columns, during World War 1. The nearest column is led by an officer brandishing a sword. They ascend another hill, opposite, where they fan out and continue their advance, side by side, across the crest of the hill.
French troops march and move supplies in horse-drawn wagons, along road near Niewport, Belgium preparing for the Battle of the Yser, in World War 1. Their facilities are seen at the edge of the flooded Yser River. Two soldiers are seen crossing flooded area on a makeshift single-path atop a berm snaking across a flooded section of road. Views of wartorn buildings surrounded by the flooded river. ( Note: To thwart German advances toward Calais, Belgians deliberately opened sluices at Nieuport allowing water levels to rise during high tides, creating a flooded area a mile wide as far south as Diksmuide.)
Events during the Paris Peace Conference. United States President Woodrow Wilson and the members of the American delegation seen near the trenches in Nieuport. Mrs. Wilson and Queen Elizabeth seen with the umbrellas. President Wilson is accompanied by King Albert I of Belgium. French soldiers stand with the rifles on the other side of the trenches.
Events early during World War I. Belgian soldiers fire artillery during the war. Washington Post newspaper headline in August 1914 announces invasion of Belgium by German forces. German forces move past large crowds in the streets of a city. Artillery fired on a battlefield.
The general staff of the Third Division of Belgian Army. The staff members stand outside a building. It is Winter, 1914, and the officers are dressed warmly. Trees in the background are devoid of leaves. (World War i; World War 1; WWI; WW1)
Troops of the 82nd Reconnaissance Battalion, U.S. 2nd Armored Division, pass in review before their Commanding General, Brigadier General Isaac White, who stands on a stage with Belgian officials, in the town of Hasselt, Belgium during World War 2. The troops are led by the 66th Armored Regiment military band. A contingent of the marchers carries numerous American flags. Civilian spectators line the sidewalks, and Belgian officials in formal dress with medals, watch the parade which ends at a World War I memorial monument in the square. General White carries wreath of flowers and places them at the foot of the memorial, which is inscribed: "1914 - 1918." The U.S. troops parade from the scene. Group of children applaud. Camera focuses on young woman, in crowd, smiling and applauding. View of flag bearing inscription: "Hasselt Liberators."