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A Journal From Our Legation in Belgium by Gibson

[Illustration: His Majesty, Albert, King of the Belgians _Photograph by Boute, Brussels_]

A JOURNAL FROM OUR LEGATION IN BELGIUM

BY HUGH GIBSON

SECRETARY OF THE AMERICAN LEGATION IN BRUSSELS

ILLUSTRATED FROM PHOTOGRAPHS

NEW YORK GROSSET & DUNLAP PUBLISHERS

_Copyright, 1917, by_ DOUBLEDAY, PAGE & COMPANY

_All rights reserved, including that of translation into foreign languages, including the Scandinavian._

TO MY MOTHER

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

His Majesty, Albert, King of the Belgians _Front_

FACING PAGE Facsimile of the first page of the German ultimatum to Belgium (_in the text_) 16

Pass issued by the Belgian military authorities to enable Mr. Gibson to enter the German Legation at Brussels 16

Maitre Gaston de Leval, legal adviser to the American Legation in Brussels 17

Her Majesty, Elizabeth, Queen of the Belgians 32

Mr. Brand Whitlock, American Minister to Belgium 33

German supply train entering Brussels 96

German infantry entering Brussels 97

German officers and soldiers were always ready to oblige by posing for the camera 112

"Mit Gott fuer Kaiser und Reich" 112

Count Guy d'Oultremont 113

From left to right: Colonel DuCane, Captain Ferguson and Colonel Fairholme 113

Pass issued by General von Jarotzky (_in text_) 116

Letter signed by Burgomaster Max requesting the Belgian authorities to allow Mr. Gibson to pass (_in text_) 128

Boy Scouts at Belgian headquarters 140

Reading from left to right: a Belgian Staff Officer, Colonel Fairholme, Colonel DuCane and Captain Ferguson 140


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