The Belgian Campaign and the Surrender of the Belgian Army, May 10-28, 1940

New York: Belgian American Educational Foundation., Inc., 1940. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Wraps. [2], 85, [1] pages. Wraps. Color fold-out maps inside back cover. Usual library markings. Covers and spine chipped, discolored and soiled, fore-edge scratched. Includes documents as well as articles. During World War I, from October 1914, Herbert Hoover organized the Committee for Relief in Belgium (USA) and the Commission for Relief in Belgium (Belgium). After the war, the University Foundation, and on 9 January 1920, the B.A.E.F., were founded with the budget remaining in the hands of the Commission after five years of relief work. The Belgian American Educational Foundation became the heir of the Commission for Relief in Belgium. After World War I, the BAEF invested in land and buildings for the Université libre de Bruxelles (Solbosch campus) and also for rebuilding the library of the Catholic University of Leuven. In 1925, the BAEF founded the Hoover Foundation for the Development of the University of Brussels and the Hoover Foundation for the Development of the University of Leuven. The BAEF started providing scholarships for students study abroad. Today, the Hoover Foundation is still divided into two entities: one is still dedicated to the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB) and Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) in Brussels and the second and biggest one is dedicated to the development of the University of Louvain (UCLouvain) primarily in Louvain-la-Neuve and Brussels, and the KU Leuven in Leuven.

Notabl. Five months had passed since Belgium was invaded by the German army. During this time little accurate information had come out of Belgium that would enable the public to judge for themselves what really happened in May. The Belgian American Educational Foundation, having obtained adequate documentation, presented the facts as a duty to the public. This pamphlet was published with the certainty that it would contribute to a better understanding between the peoples of Belgium and America since it records the story of a King and an Army who met their trial without flinching. Contributors include Herbert Hoover, Roger Keyes, Hallam Tuck, Frans van Cauwelaert, Hugo van Kuyck, Paul Kronacher and Paul van Zeeland (formerly the prime minister of Belgium). Condition: Good.

Keywords: WWII, Germany, Belgium, Nazis, Surrender, Herbert Hoover, Roger Keyes, Foreign Policy, King Leopold, Hallam Tuck, Paul van Zeeland, Paul Kronacher, Hugo van Kuyck

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