Events for Tuesday 10th October 2017


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End of the Siege of Antwerp

10th October 1914

The German Army attacked Antwerp on September 28. Capturing many of the outre ring forts including Fort Catharine, the siege would last over a month before the mayor of Antwerp, Jan De Vos, offered capitulation on October the 10th. The city of Antwerp would remain occupied by German troops until 1918.

Further Reading

In Flanders Flooded Fields
(Hardback - 288 pages)
by Paul Van Pul

In October 1914 four armies were converging on Dunkirk. While France was preparing to defend its main Channel port, the Germans were determined to take it while the British were busy using it. Caught in the middle was the Belgian Army. Belgium was almost totally overrun, safe for a small… Read more...

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