Articles

BELGIUM: Fatal Marte

Last week a woman named Marie Petitjean Becker, a 58-year-old widow with crisp bangs, a broad mouth and glutinous eyes, sat in a Liége courtroom testifying...

BELGIUM: Roey v. Rex

Events in Brussels last week fateful to the future of European Democracy could handily be visualized in London terms. It was just as if No. 1 British Fascist...

BELGIUM: Scuttling Peasants

The North Sea tossed and heaved. The tides rose ominously. Waves slapped and pounded the stone dykes at Zeebrugge and Nieuport. An Eastern wind blew foam...

BELGIUM: 'Ware Hohenzollerns!

Belgians remember with shivers the remorseless tramp, tramp of Kaiser Wilhelm's field-grey hordes, the death-belching thunder of Hohenzollern guns. One...

BELGIUM: Entanglement

Many have been outside protests against the iron ring of military alliances which France has forged around herself. But almost the first protest from within...

BELGIUM: Poison Fog

During the winters of 1897, 1902, 1911 and last week Belgians experienced the dread phenomenon of "poison fog." In their Royal Palace at Brussels last week...

BELGIUM: Inscription

"DESTROYED BY TEUTONIC FURY; RESTORED BY AMERICAN GENEROSITY." Thus reads the inscription that is to be carved on the fa?ade of the new Library at Lou vain,...

BELGIUM: Zoology

Certain that they were doing the right, the proper and, indeed, the only possible thing last week, several British officials sorely irked Belgian King Albert...

BELGIUM: Again, Smashed

Father of two children, citizen of Louvain, one Edmond Morren, a master stonemason, stealthily entered the new Library of Louvain just before dawn one morning...

BELGIUM: Rexist Rashness

In Belgium last week the vaguely liberal Cabinet of Premier-Professor Paul van Zeeland was physically threatened by sleek and slim young Leon Degrelle and...

BELGIUM: King for Peace

United Pressman Ralph Heinzen, chief of the Paris Bureau, staked his reputation last week on a dispatch opening with this flat statement, "Leopold III,...

BELGIUM: Touches!

"Mais! Qu'ils sont touchés par le soleil!" Thus cried admiring Belgians to one another, last week, as they welcomed home to Brussels beloved King Albert...

BELGIUM: Majesty in Council

All by herself spunky little Belgium decided last week to default, thus set an example to the pandemoniac French Chamber of Deputies which led directly to...

BELGIUM: Again, Flemings

One Yens, pistol in pocket, took a seat in the gallery of the Belgian Chamber of Deputies last week, presently blazed away at the Socialist benches...

BELGIUM: Death of Albert (Cont'd)

Strange indeed were the events that impelled Britain's Foreign Secretary Sir John Simon to rise in the House of Commons one day last week and say: "I feel...

BELGIUM: Cabinet Crisis

On Apr. 5, Premier Theunis resigned (TIME, Apr. 27). Since that date, M. Éimile Van der Velde, Count Charles de Broqueville, M. Aloys Van de Vyvere,...

BELGIUM: Prosperity

When the U. S. Press suddenly awoke to the financial potency and comparative prosperity of France last month, many curious eyes turned to France's neighbor...

INTERNATIONAL: Jewish Belgium

That boldest of bold Jews, massive, magnetic, organ-voiced Rabbi Stephen Samuel Wise, gave the World Jewish Conference in placid Geneva a mighty rousing last...

BELGIUM: S-s-s-s-s-s

In Brussels as at Paris many a Communist thinks it sport to profane the Sacred Flame at the tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Sometimes the scalawag does it alone...

SWISS-BELGIUM: High Time

Unlike the Swiss Navy, the Swiss Army is no myth, no joke. Equipped with expensive Swiss repeating rifles. Swiss infantrymen rightly consider themselves a...