Antwerp

Chronological events[edit]

1914[edit]

  • 17 Aug - Belgian Government moves to.
  • 04 Sep - Belgians open dykes.
  • 12 Sep - Successful sortie from.
  • 26 Sep - Germans begin siege.
  • 28 Sep - Bombardment of outer forts.
  • 29 Sep - Fort Wavre silenced.
  • 01 Oct - Fort Waelhem silenced.
  • 02 Oct - Belgians retire behind the river Nèthe.
  • 03 Oct - Neutral Legations leaving.
  • 05 Oct - Germans cross Nèthe.
  • 05 Oct - British naval brigade arrives.
  • 07 Oct - Evacuation begins.
  • 07 Oct - Germans cross the river Scheldt.
  • 08 Oct - British naval brigade leaves.
  • 08 Oct - Bombardment of the city; continues until 9 October.
  • 09 Oct - Fall of the city.
  • 10 Oct - Surrender of the last forts.
  • 13 Oct - Germans levy £20,000,000.


References/notes[edit]

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Source: Lord Edward Gleichen (1918–1920). Chronology of the War. Volumes I, II & III. Constable & Company, London. (Copyright expired)