Around the War in 80 Postcards



The battle of Haelen occured during the Belgian retreat from Liege to Antwerp.
German forces were unexpectedly routed by a Belgian detachment. It was not a large scale engagement
but being a Belgian victory, much was made of it in the British press and in Belgium after the war.
*see also 'A Visit to the Halen Battlefield'


Postcards of other small engagements and incidents during August-September 1914


An engagement during one of the sorties from the Antwerp fortified camp