German Posters in Belgium; Their Value as Evidence. New Texts and Documents with a Foreword to the Reader

Edinburgh: Thomas Nelson & Sons, LTD., 1918. Wraps. ix, [1], 105, [1] pages. Illustrations. Cover has some wear, tears, chips and soiling. Name in ink at top of front cover. This collection of texts and documents was previously published in June 1915 under the title Belgium and Germany. The reader will find here, grouped in four sections, about fifty posters, few of which had yet been published. They were all posted up in Belgium during the first year of the war. Opposite some of the photographs are a series of German or Belgian document. The juxtaposition was felt sufficient to tell its own story. Henri François Julien Claude, viscount Davignon (Sint-Joost-ten-Node, 3 December 1854 - Nice, 12 March 1916) was a Belgian politician who served as Minister of Foreign Affairs (1907-1916). In 1907 he became Minister of Foreign Affairs, a post he kept in the following governments of Schollaert (1907-1911) and de Broqueville (1911-1916). At the start of the First World War he received the German ultimatum, demanding free passage through Belgium. The book features reproductions of posters and other documents relating to the invasion, occupation, and German atrocities committed in Belgium in August, 1914. Some exhibits are reproduced as photographs and are valuable research resources. Each poster is accompanied by a translation, as well as transcriptions of related documents and period commentary. Condition: Good.

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