Tag Archives: Belgium

We Might As Well Be Strangers For All I Know Of You Now

Her name is Natalia Druyts, but she goes professionally by her first name and is known in her native Belgium simply as Natalia. Or rather, she is known her native Flanders, where she graduated as a translator in English and … Continue reading

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Non-Book Review: Wellington’s Hidden Heroes

Wellington’s Hidden Heroes: The Dutch And The Belgians At Waterloo, by Veronica Baker-Smith Admittedly, my reading about the Napoleonic Wars is not as deep or as broad as my reading of most 19th century history. Nevertheless, when I had completed … Continue reading

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Today In History: On December 26, 1944, The Siege Of Bastogne Was Broken

As it happens, in reading a book about the Battle For Bastogne [1], I was struck by the fortuitous circumstance of reading about a battle on the anniversary of the beginning of its denouement, which does not often happen even … Continue reading

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Book Review: No Greater Valor

No Greater Valor: The Siege Of Bastogne And The Miracle That Sealed Allied Victory, by Jerome Corsi [Note: This book was provided free of charge by BookLook/Thomas Nelson Press in exchange for an honest review.] Coincidentally enough, I read this … Continue reading

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Who Needs Government Anyway? Belgium Doesn’t….

Update: New Belgian Government, finally, on December 6, 2011 On February 17th Belgium set the dubious record of its 249th day without any government.  There is some dispute over whether Iraq has the record with 289 days–but few Belgians deny … Continue reading

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