Book Description1929. This work contains an authorized biography of King Albert I, the son of Philip, Count of Flanders. Albert succeeded his uncle, Leopold II, on the throne, and served in the army and Senate. King Albert reaffirmed the neutrality of Belgian and refused to allow the German troops free passage through his country. He led the Belgian army in the retreat to Flanders, as well as leading the Belgian and French troops in the final Allied offensive. King Albert is known for introducing a new monetary system to Belgium and his reconstruction after the war. Illustrated.