On Tuesday morning, the 2nd of June in the National Military Museum King Ferdinand I, the exhibition ‘Marele Razboi in Belgia’ was inaugurated in presence of Philippe Beke, Ambassador of Belgium, Sorin Serioja Chivu Deputy Secretary General of the Ministry of Defence and Colonel Marin Preda, Deputy Manager of the Military Museum. The exhibition shows the course of the history of the First World War in Belgium which began with an enemy attack on the 4th of August 1914. Notwithstanding the Belgian neutrality status, the foreign troops invaded the country. King Albert I of Belgium, a nephew of King Carol I of Romania was informed by the Romanian sovereign end of July about the German plans on the invasion. The exhibition shows original documents, pictures and objects, related to the first months of the invasion but also of the devastating military confrontations which kept Belgium for over 4 years in the grip of destructive action where between the coastline in Belgium and the surroundings of the city Verdun in France the frontline costed the lives of millions of soldiers and citizens.
The Military Museum King Ferdinand I, the War Museum of Passchendaele in Belgium, the Belgian Veteran Association, the National Museum of History of Bucharest and private persons have contributed to the genuine and colorful decoration of the entrance hall in the Museum. The exhibition will be open the whole summer until the 30th of August, from Wednesday to Sunday 9:00 -17:00. For more info please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.