Cover iv The War Illustrated May 31s(, 1940 Our War Album.—39. The King of the -Belgians•¦ m :*v-» .>*v ^s'<'h! Kitig, £exrfia£d III u :u: u :xx u :x‘x t x x ^Photo, Speaighl When Belgium was invaded in Aug st,u 1914 King Leopold was only thirteen and a half years of age ,but for a short time he was in an infantry regiment and dug trenches u n d e rfire .After the war his education was comp le ted a t Eton .He succeeded to the throne in 1934. Eighteen months later his beautiful Queen A strid was killed in a motor accident the Kin g’s only con so ja tjo n has since lain in his three children and in the care o f his co u n try —now once more devastated.
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