Brussels in 1914 -1918 : from resourcefulness to resistance and espionage.


Brussels is the largest European city occupied by the Germans during the First World War. Its inhabitants were very creative and showed strong solidarity. The resistance was organized quite quickly : resourceful at first, impressively adequate in the later years. Survival is a daily battle : parks are transformed into vegetable gardens and the Jubilee park housed a large dovecote. People line up for scarce food rations and the black market flourished . The injured are being treated in the Royal Palace and the motorized ambulance is introduced. Many women play a vital role not only in the organization of care, but also in the 'hidden' war of espionage, intrigue, and sabotage.

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Duration : 2.30 hours

Language Spoken :  Dutch - English - French 

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