Category Belgium

Belgium at War: 3 August 1914

On 3¬†August 1914, the Belgian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Julien¬†Davignon, gave the following note to the German Ambassador to Belgium, Herr von Below Saleske. Belgium refused military access to Germany. Davignon to von Below Saleske. Brussels, 3 August 1914. The German Government stated in their note of the 2 August 1914, that according to reliable […]

Germany’s Request to Belgium: 2 August 1914

On 2 August 1914, Germany, fearing an attack from France through Belgian territory, demanded military access through Belgium.   German Ambassador to Belgium, Herr von Below Saleske, to M. Davignon, the Belgian Minister for Foreign Affairs. Brussels, 2 August 1914. Reliable information has been received by the German Government to the effect that French forces […]