Articles

BELGIUM: Majesty into Economics

Any day he pleased, British King George VI might sit down and write a letter to Prime Minister Chamberlain, urging him to go out and take steps to found a...

BELGIUM: Second Saving?

Able young King Leopold again showed last week the tough metal of his Royal House. His late great father, King Albert, early picked and largely trained for...

BELGIUM: Relic

Out of Halifax went the Cunarder Scythia last week for Liverpool and the Continent. In its hold was a heavy Excelsior limousine whose radiator cap bore the...

BELGIUM: Vindictive Sap

No such thing is Gustave Sap, Belgian scholar, politician, one of the leaders of the Catholic Party and onetime Minister of Finance (1934). But though Scholar...

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: Monarch to Ministers

Behind most of Belgium's recent political troubles has been the rising strength of the Flemish-speaking people. From 1831, when Belgium gained her independence...

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: 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: '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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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...