Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Lieutenant Général Bertrand


The statue of Lieutenant General Bertrand in Outremeuse near the Pont d'Amercoeur. I couldn't find a lot of information on him, except that he was commander of the 3rd Belgian Army Division from 1914 to 1915. He was also one of the officers who led the Liège defense against the German attack. It did not last very long but it is viewed as a heroic defeat.


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5 comments:

brattcat said...

The lieutenant looks quite a commanding sort, indeed. The background of this photo makes me want to see more and more of the architecture of Liege.

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prkl said...

Nice sky as a backdrop for this historical soldier. Well done. Happy SWF!

Jacob said...

That's very interesting. Many countries have been able to turn defeats into "heroic" non-defeats.

Nice photo!

JM said...

Well, I think every action against Nazi troops should be considered as heroic, no matter what the result was...