Papers concerning the German Occupation of Belgium, compiled probably by Peter Liddle

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Item 1: Article "Der Grobe Zaun" in newspaper Die Zeit (16 April 1998). Item 2: Recollections in letter and notes by Madeline Swale (24 November 1982); King Albert of Belgium medal (1914); Union Flag badge (nd). Item 3: 2 maps of the Western Front (5-9 September 1917, nd). Item 4: Poster 'Honour and Glory for 47th Division, our Deliverers' (17 October 1918); Poster with proclamation by the Governor General of Belgium, Baron Von Bissing (nd); 6 photographs from the Imperial War Museum, London, 1 official photograph and a postcard (nd); Photostat of press cutting 'Un Crime Abominable: L'Assassinat de Miss Cavell' [1916]; Photocopied notice regarding copper, brass and bronze (13 Dec 1917); Typescript recollections by Esther M. Loveday de Marneffe (July 1935); 2 books relating to Belgium during the War (nd). Item 5: Photocopy of bulletin 'La Libre Belgique' (1 February 1915). Item 6: Miscellaneous posters, proclamations and manuscript notes (1914-1918); Miscellaneous photocopied posters, proclamations, certificates and newspaper cuttings (1914-1918); 3 photographs (1914-25 April 1920); Photocopied recollections of the liberation of Brussels by Henri Michel, intended for his son Jean Michel (8 November 1918). Item 7: notes relating to an interview recorded with Marie-Julie Wheeler (b. 1897) (nd).

Administrative / Biographical History

The final compiler of this collection was probably Peter Liddle.

Conditions Governing Access

Access is unrestricted.

Acquisition Information

Item 2 was placed in the Collection by Miss Madeline Swale. Item 4 was placed in the Collection by Miss K.M. Hogg in September 1975 and by F. Smith. Item 4: The two books were placed in the Collection by Rose Heawood and the recollections of Esther M. Loveday de Marneffe were placed in the Collection by Mrs King: see Research Correspondence File. Item 5 was placed in the Collection via Miss Madeline Swale. Item 6 was placed in the Collection by H. Shelock, with the exception of the recollections of the liberation of Brussels which were placed in the Collection by J. Michel via Miss Madeline Swale.

Note

In German, French, and English.

Alternative Form Available

Microfilmed.

Related Material

Item 6: see Newspaper Section: La Dernire Heure (9 August 1914, 16 August 1914). Item 7: tape 1209: interview recorded with Marie-Julie Wheeler (nd).