HEROIC BELGIAN KING
The Pari* 'Temps' pays an eloquent tribute to the heroic King of the Belgians, Xo poo!, it says, could worthily sin:; his glorious- courage. "Honor first, the rest has been hir, watchword to his people. There is none more noble in history. When the war is over and all that we must to-day conceal ran he revealed, the Kini; of the Belgians will appear in all his sublime stoicism, and the Queen will he at his tide in (.dorv, as in danger; for the Queen of the Belgians is now wiih the General Staff, with her husband, who is at the head of bis army. All civilised Europe uncovers to such heroism. What, t noble page o fhistory ip that of the tragic life of the Belgian rovereigns ! They huve shown themselves nobles among the noble, and to them is due—now, hereafter, and for ever—the veneration of the world. When General Jungbluth, Adjutantgeneral, and Chief of the King of the Belgians' military household, reached Havre, the temporary capital of Belgium, says the 'Bail} - Telegraph,' ho fennel in the falon of the suite reserved for him a hunch of HM-eet-sinelling flowers, with a card bearing the simple inscription: "To His Majesty Kin;: Albert; the. tribute of a FrenchDeeply touched by tbif= anonymous gift, the general told of it to all whom he met, Belgian mid French. At Lo Havre ha« been created a special telegraphic and postal bureau for tho exclusive use of the Belgian Government. The Belgian postage stamp Is now legal in French territory. This is in accordance with tho reply of the French to the Belgian Government when the latter sought asylum in Fiancei "With all our heart we welcome you, and guarantee to you vour plenary sovereign rights over all French territory " A Republic guaranteeing sovereign rights throughout, its territory—what" a splendid and glorious anomaly!
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HEROIC BELGIAN KING, Evening Star, Issue 15685, 26 December 1914
HEROIC BELGIAN KING Evening Star, Issue 15685, 26 December 1914
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