Belgian Serial History Publication
- Two cover pages from the Belgian magazine 'La Grande
- advertised as being the only Belgian serial history
publication on the Great War.
- A very inexpensive, if not to say cheap magazine, 'La
Grande Guerre' was a 2000 page long, ultra-patriotic
account of the Great War
- as seen through Belgian eyes. At times it appeared as if
the printing were done by mimeograph machine rather than
on a printing press. The issues contained a large amount
of illustrative material, most of it atrociously printed.
It appears as if this publication was hurriedly put to
press almost immdiately after the Armistice, while public
interest in the war was still great, especially in
recently liberated Belgium, which had previously had to
make do with magazines published under German censorship.
- 'La Grande Guerre' was advertised as being the only
Belgian serial history publication on the Great War. For
all its otherwise unavoidable qualitative faults due to
immediate post-war shortages, it was a profusely
illustrated publication, containing a wealth of otherwise
difficult to find photos and illustrations regarding the
war in Belgium.
several typical pages