1918 : Leaving the war

To re-establish Order

On 25 November 1918, three days after his entry in the capital, King Albert greets the kingdom’s highest magistrates on the steps of the Palace. This gesture symbolised official support to their position during the occupation. Indeed, the Belgian judiciary had managed to continue its work throughout the period. This had of course been a delicate cohabitation, and caused many heated discussions. At the end of the war, this more or less forced cooperation with the occupant had to be forgotten.