Today in History - August 4th. 1914 - World War I: German empire invades Belgium

When Emperor Wilhelm II of Germany asked King Albert I of Belgium a free
passage to France in 1914 the Belgian King refused based on a neutrality principle.


King Albert I of Belgium -  Source picture: Wikipedia

On August 4th. 1914, the soldiers of the German Empire invaded Belgium.



Emperor Wilhelm II of Germany - Source picture: Wikipedia

This tragic event is commemorated today. A lot of European Royals and Heads
of State will be present in Mons and Liège.

Inter alia the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will attend the ceremonies.