Who's Who - Belgium

King Albert of Belgium This page of the Who's Who section of the site lists biographical entries by country - in this case, Belgium.  Here you'll find details on the life and work of the wartime King, Albert I.

Among other entries there is also a biography on the heroic defender of the forts at Liege, Gerard Leman.

In addition to the biographies presented below, click here to view contemporary photographs within the Vintage Photographs section of the site.

Biographies Description
BelgiumKing Albert I Monarch
BelgiumBaron Charles de Broqueville Prime Minister
BelgiumWilly Coppens Fighter Pilot
BelgiumVictor Deguise General
BelgiumCyriaque Gillain Army Chief of Staff
BelgiumPaul Hymans Foreign Secretary
BelgiumFernand Jacquet Fighter Pilot
BelgiumGerard Leman General
BelgiumDesire Mercier Cardinal
BelgiumAndre de Meulemeester Fighter Pilot
BelgiumJan Olieslagers Fighter Pilot
BelgiumGabrielle Petit Executed Spy
BelgiumEdmond Thieffry Fighter Pilot

Britain introduced conscription for the first time on 2 February 1916.

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