Belgium’s Finest Hour? King Albert and Queen Elisabeth in Wartime
(Luc Vandeweyer) THE LOW COUNTRIES - 2014, № 22, PP. 84-93
In 1909 Albert became head of a state of an unusual country with many limitations, of which he was very well aware. When war broke out, he found himself at the command of the army and never doubted his position and autonomy. He was horrified by the terrible loss of human life suffered by the armies of the great powers and wanted to spare his own soldiers. He considered most politicians to be irresponsable.