Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Fact of the Day: King Soldier Albert

King Albert I of Belgium allied himself against Germany during World War I. The life of Belgians were not good during the war because of Germans occupying most of their lands. Albert I fought in the Belgian army often being harm's way like a common soldier. His wife Queen Elisabeth worked as a nurse during the war. 

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  1. Certainly not in the same class as his granddad - Leopold 1 who was the dynasty maker of the European Royal Houses, but Albert was a real Liberal King. A king really of and importantly FOR his people.
    B J Hunnicut aka Colin

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  2. A very admirable king IMO:) He reminds me Ryan Gosling a bit.

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  3. Too bad no one in power is like him these days

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  4. But...could he make a decent waffle?

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  5. But...could he make a decent waffle?

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  6. Belgium took a brutal beating during WWI.

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  7. Interesting that this king led by example. A rarity.

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