French and Flemish was spoken there and Elisabethville
, which had hostels for single men and cottages for families, was completely self-contained with shops, a church, school and a cemetery.
became home to a new munitions factory, built in 1915 to cope with the demand.
Known as Elisabethville
, after the Queen of Belgium, it came about after a flood of Belgian refugees came to the area.
This designation was only dropped at independence on 30th June 1960, when the country gained its independence, and the name of the regional capital was later changed from Elisabethville
Originally formed in 1939 in Elisabethville
(Lubum-bashi's old colonial name), by Catholic monks that ran the Saint Boniface Institute, Mazembe established itself as one of the aristocrats on the continental football scene in the 1960s.
In the wake of the attack, a cease-fire was signed, but the duplicitous UN broke the agreement, attacking Katanga's capital of Elisabethville
, named after the Queen of Belgium, Elisabeth - was a small town built to house Belgian refugees during the war.
His grandfather and uncle came first to Elisabethville
, a self-contained gated village specially built in Birtley for wounded Belgian soldiers, refugees and their families who came to join the war effort by working at its armaments factory which played a vital role during the Great War.
Extralimital material examined: [DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO]: Musee du Congo Belge, Elisabethville
, 12-VI-1920 (J.
But this did little to prevent the mutiny from spreading to Elisabethville
, capital of the mineral-rich Katanga (Shaba) province.
After Lumumba and his two companions arrived at Luano airport in Elisabethville
(now Lumumbashi), they were held and tortured in the presence of Belgian officials.
Awarded through HLF's First World War: then and now programme, to mark the First World War centenary, the project will focus on the servicemen of Birtley, Elisabethville
, and The Birtley Belgians, who were mostly wounded Belgian soldiers who volunteered to work in the National Projectile Factory making shells for the allied troops.
Classed as a sovereign Belgian enclave, no-one was allowed in or out Elisabethville
without a pass inspected by gendarmes.
26 July 1960: Pierre Wigny, Belgian foreign minister, writes to the Belgian representatives in the Katangan capital, Elisabethville
During the war, thousands of Belgian refugees and wounded soldiers made their home in a specially-built community in the Birtley area of Gateshead called Elisabethville