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Artillery at Alost
Artillery at Alost

Artillery at Alost 1914


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Artillery at Alost 1914

1 mins United Kingdom

Uplifting images of soldiers on the march were a staple of the newsreels during WWI. These Belgian troops seem in good spirits as they convoy artillery reinforcements through the streets of Alost (also known as Aalst) in East Flanders. But their smiles belie the reality: Belgium was woefully ill-equipped to fend off its powerful neighbour and German forces were already well-entrenched.




Belgian army Troop movements Artillery


1914 on Film




United Kingdom



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