Key Moments - 1914
On the morning of 2 August 1914, the German troops invaded the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. In the evening, the German envoy presented an ultimatum to the Belgian government demanding free passage for the German troops. The ultimatum was rejected unanimously on 3 August.
04/08/1914 - 16/08/1914
The defence of Liège under the command of Lieutenant-General Leman.
04/08/1914 - 25/08/1914
The defence of Namur under the command of Lieutenant- General Michel.
08/08/1914 - 19/08/1914
The defence of the Position along the Gete and the Demer rivers
24/08/1914 - 26/08/1914
The first breakout from Antwerp.
09/09/1914 - 13/09/1914
The second breakout from Antwerp.
The skirmish in Melle.
25/09/1914 - 27/09/1914
The third breakout from Antwerp.
28/09/1914 - 10/10/1914
The defence of Antwerp under the command of Lieutenant-General Deguise.
The battle of Edemolen.
The battles in Lokeren and Melle.
16/10/1914 - 31/10/1914
The Battle of the Yser.
The attack of Lombardsijde.
The fall of Diksmuide.