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WHERE THE GERMAN FIRE DESTROYED A BELGIAN VILLAGE: RUINED HOUSES AT HAELEN AFTER THE RECENT FIGHTING.
111111 Iii~ in t + · 6 S LEFT BY THE ENEMY AFTER A REPULSE IN BELGIUM: GERMAN CLOAKS AND ARMS PILED UP AT DIEST.
.’r IN THE WAKE OF THE GERMAN INVADERS: SMOULDERING RUINS IN A BELGIAN G VILLAGE.
?.—- A BELGIAN PADRE ON THE FIELD OF BATTLE : A PRIEST AND SOLDIERS AMIDST THE RUINS OF HAELEN.
WITH HIS MEN IN THE FOREFRONT OF BATTLE: KING ALBERT IN THE FIRING-LINE. i — ~ – ~ ~
THE FIELD TELEPHONE UNDER FIRE: A BELGIAN ARTILLERYMAN REPORTING TO HEADQUARTERS.
A y r AND ENTRENCHING: A SNAPSHOT WITH BELGIAN “CAHASSEURS E PIEDA “ENTRENCHED THE OUTPOSTS OF THE ALLIES AT THE FRONT.
_ A BELGIAN INFANTRYMAN EQUIPPED FOR THE BATTLE: A CHARACTERISTIC TYPE.
FIRST AID IN THE FIRING-LINE: ATTENDING A BELGIAN CAVALRY OFFICER.
ý” I WITH A HORSE AND LANCE CAPTURED FROM THE GERMANS: ONE OF THE BELGIAN “GUIDES.”
WHERE A BRIDGE WAS DESTROYED: BELGIAN CAVALRY, IN UNDRESS, / ‘CROSSING A STREAM.
l Ap A CAUSE OF GREAT EMBARRASSMENT TO THE GERMANS: BELGIANS THROWING UP BARBED-WIRE ENTANGLEMENTS. null~ malu n n ua’m…. u n
ii BIVOUACKING IN A CHURCH ON A FORCED MARCH: BELGIAN INFANTRY RESTING BEFORE A FIGHT, ua j malmiN mlgm.m n m i l~m|u
The photographs from the front which we publish above show various phases of the fighting between.-the German outposts on the eve of the great battle and the gallant Belgians who made such a plucky stand against the invaders. At Haelen, about thirty-two miles’ from Brussels, it is stated that the engagement grew out of a reconnaisance in force by the Germans to a small action supported by guns, and the Germans retirpd in the end with heavy losses, but not “.ntil the village had been practically destroyed. ._ie King of the Belgians is moving about amongst his troops at the front with great simplicity, sharing the fortune of the hour with the men in
the field. The bottom photograph on the left-hand side shows one of the Belgian “Guides.” This corps corresponds in the Belgian Army to the “Hussars” of other nations. It will be noticed that one of our photographs shows a field-telephone, which has proved of great service in the present war; and another shows a party of Belgian infantry throwing up barbed-wire entanglements, a form of defence which was largely used in the Boer War and the Russo-Japanese War, and is likely to be even more extensively employed in the present campaign. Most of the German soldiers are said to carry wire-cutters in their equipment.