24/04/08

Amerikaans president in Zeebrugge

Antique Clippings, dat oude krantenartikels opnieuw publiceert pakte vandaag uit met een juweeltje. Het blijkt namelijk dat Herbert C. Hoover, die later President van de Verenigde Staten werd, in 1916 korte tijd in Zeebrugge was. En dat gebeurde tegen z'n wil in...

Germans Take Dutch Steamer

London, Sept. 23, 1916. — The Dutch mail steamer Prins Hendrik, which left Flushing this morning for London, having on board a number of Russians, French, Belgians and British, including some escaped war prisoners, was captured 20 miles out from Flushing by the Germans and taken to Zeebrugge, where approximately half of her 64 passengers were taken off.Several Americans were aboard the steamer, including Herbert C. Hoover, chairman of the American commission for Belgian relief, but these were not molested.The steamer was later released and returned to Flushing. It will proceed to London Sunday.