King Albert and the Peace (1915–1918)

  • Luc Schepens


The attitude of King Albert during the war and his surprising willingness to enter into negotiations with the enemy in order to ascertain its war aims, are to be explained by two basic and highly personal views of the monarch:
  1. 1.

    his theoretical conception of war and the role which the head of state ought to play in it;

  2. 2.

    his practical view of the future constitution of Belgium, which was inspired by a highly realistic observation of the events and a profound pessimism about the outcome of the war.



Foreign Affair Austrian Emperor Peace Negotiation Belgian Government High Command 
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© Martinus Nijhoff Publishers bv, The Hague 1979

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  • Luc Schepens

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