Thursday, December 18, 2008

Otto zu Windisch-Graetz as the Belgian king?

December 18, 1914

According to a dispatch to the London Daily News, the Germans "are doing their utmost to force upon the Belgians the conviction that their country is definitely conquered." Belgium, according to the dispatch, will become a German state, and the Germans "hint" that the new ruler will be Prince Otto zu Windisch-Graetz, who is married to Archduchess Elisabeth of Austria, the only child of the late Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria and Princess Stephanie of Belgium.

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