Belgian soldiers defending Barchon, Liege in Belgium, 1914


At the beginning of August 1914, the German army marched on Liège in Belgium. Barchon is a Belgian village in the province of Liège, near the German border. This photographic postcard depicts Belgian soldiers climbing up a hill.

There is often a fine line between information and propaganda. This especially applies for war postcards such as this one.

Full title:
The European war. Defense of Liege: attack of the 9th regiment in Barchon (7 August 1914)
Postcard / Photograph
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Koninklijke Bibliotheek van België (Bibliotheque Royale de Belgique)
© Koninklijke Bibliotheek van België (Bibliotheque Royale de Belgique)

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