Talk:Albert I of Belgium

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Marie-José Charlotte Sophie Amélie Henriette Gabrielle, Princess of Belgium, born Oostende August 4, 1906. She was married at Rome, Italy on January 8, 1930 to Prince Umberto Nicola Tomasso Giovanni Maria, Prince of Piemonte, born on September 15, 1904, and died on March 18, 1983 at Geneva, Switzerland. He became King Umberto II of Italy on May 9, 1946. - Who died on March 18, 1983? Marie-Jose or Umberto? -- Zoe

Marie Jose died 27 Jan 2001; Umberto II died 18 Mar 1983. I'll edit the ambiguous sentence, but please change it if you come up with a better version. -- Someone else 02:09 Jan 19, 2003 (UTC)

More information is needed about the allegedly contentious death of Albert. Xxanthippe 10:38, 7 August 2007 (UTC) This piece gives a laughably distorted picture of the decision to reisist german aggression in 1914. It can only have been written by a descendant of a German army General engaged in planning the invasion of the country. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 80.169.162.100 (talk) 15:14, 7 January 2011 (UTC)

No words about the conduct of the colonies, slaughterer of the Congo etc. ? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 79.238.17.7 (talk) 11:06, 22 July 2012 (UTC)

Sure your question does not refer to his predecessor, Leopold II? His policies in the Congo were notorious for documented atrocities and are amply covered in the latter's Wikipedia article.Cloptonson (talk) 17:26, 10 August 2014 (UTC)

Evidence for British Military Cross award needed[edit]

I see no citation in his list of Honours for his being awarded the British Military Cross (established 1914). Note that the MC was a gallantry award primarily awarded to army senior Warrant Officers and commissioned officers up to the rank of Major. His status was of general officer rank, making him arguably too senior to be awarded an MC. The Distinguished Flying Cross (anyway cited) is more credible as it was awarded to commissioned officers (besides warrant officers) of any rank.Cloptonson (talk) 17:32, 10 August 2014 (UTC)

Picture caption questioned[edit]

The photograph against section First World War is captioned "Albert inspecting the front line with his officers", 'his' implying Belgian staff officers. The officers he is with look suspiciously like British given the uniforms worn (as he was colonel in chief of a British regiment and honorary British Army Field Marshal he was entitled to wear British uniform) - does anyone know a more authoritative source with better information on his companions; the source of this photo is the US Library of Congress.Cloptonson (talk) 20:59, 28 June 2016 (UTC)