1- New Belgian Drafts Practising Gun Drill on the Dunes in Southern Flanders. 2- Some of Belgium's new Soldiers awake the Echoes of the Town upon their Arrival.
For the past few months the Belgian Army authorities have been actively engaged in reforming the Army, which after the great retirement from Belgium was somewhat reduced in numbers owing to the proportion of soldiers who had perforce to escape to France and England in order to avoid capture by the Germans. These soldiers have now rejoined the Army, and together with a fresh levy of Belgians from 18 years and upwards will very materially assist when the latter are fully trained to drive the invader from Belgium. So keen has been the desire amongst young Belgians to join the Army that many living under the rule of the German in Brussels and other towns and villages in Belgium have risked capture in attempts to leave that country for France to enlist in the new regiments which have just been raised.