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Battle of Lebbeke
Battle of Lebbeke

Battle of Lebbeke 1914


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Battle of Lebbeke 1914

10 mins United Kingdom

These scenes illustrate the efforts and sacrifices of the Belgian Army in the first months of WWI, massively outnumbered and soon overpowered by German forces. The march past the camera, the proud presentation of an early armoured car, and the shot of artillery among the potato fields might seem relaxed, but the footage of monks loading the ambulance car brings home the impact of war.


Documentary War


Animals in warfare Belgium Auderghem World War I Red Cross Western Front (WWI) Belgian army Bicycle troops Artillery units


1914 on Film




United Kingdom



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Topical Film Company

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