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Keystone View Company Cardinal Mercier, Renowned Belgian Prelate, Speaking at Dinant, Belgium

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09584.014 Author/Creator: Keystone View Company Place Written: Dinant, Belgium Type: Stereocard Date: 1914-1918 Pagination: Stereocard; 8.5 x 17.75cm

Summary of Content: Cardinal Mercier speaks to a crowd at the cathedral in Dinant, Belgium, a town that suffered a massacre of Belgian civilians when the Germans invaded in 1914. Mercier was known for speaking out passionately against German atocities in Beglium throughout the war.

People: Mercier, Desire-Joseph, fl. 1851-1926

Historical Era: Progressive Era to New Era, 1900-1929

Subjects: World War IEuropeCatholicismReligionBelgium

Sub Era: World War I

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