Category Archives: The Agony of Belgium

Excerpt from The Agony of Belgium

Excerpt from Chapter II of The Agony of Belgium by Sir Frank Fox page 19 with the speech from King Albert I to the Belgium parliament on August 4th, 1914. On July 31st, 1914, the mobilization of the Belgian Army was ordered, and the Belgian King at the same time called publicly Europe’s attention to the fact that Germany, Great Britain and France were solemnly bound to respect and to defend the neutrality of his country. On August 2nd, Great […]

The Agony of Belgium-May Book of the Month in the Forces War Records Magazine

The British publication Forces War Records, the sister site of Forces Reunited, selected The Agony of Belgium as their Book of the Month for May 2016. Below is the text from the review, and here is the link to see the article in the magazine: Buy the hardback book on the Sir Frank Fox website or on  (where it is also available in Paperback and Kindle). BOOK OF THE MONTH REVIEW: This is a rare chance to re-discover a […]

Agony of Belgium book launch

Below is the speech given by Dr.Charles Goodson-Wickes at both the Belgian Embassy in London and the reception at Kasteel Schoonhoven in Aarschot during the relaunch of The Agony of Belgium (The Invasion of Belgium; August-December 1914). The reception was hosted by Doctor and Mrs.Ludo Schellens at the Kasteel Schoonhoven in Belgium on September 10th, 2014. Your Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen (Flemish) Thank you all for coming here tonight / (French) I am delighted to welcome everyone Now you will immediately […]