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Random History of Belgium


The Random history of #Belgium (RhoB) is a #historypodcast about an event, company, person or cultural phenomenon that was important to our history.
This podcast deals with subjects in a non-chronological order.
We inform, educate and entertain the listeners with explaining parts of Belgian history.

Ranging from playing cards, our royal family, politics, state structure, food, new-beat, movies, inventors, painters, WWII and much, much more... 

Every two weeks, we'll bring you the best stories from our history, without ads, nagging, begging or other interruptions.

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Jan 3, 2017

The Belgian expedition to the arctic region on the ship 'Belgica' is a shipping and expedition story. Adrien de Gerlache led the expedition on it's famous end-of-the 19th century voyage.
The links I referred to in the podcast episode are below.

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Books:
VOYAGE OF THE BELGICA - Fifteen Months in the Antarctic by Adrien de Gerlache - ISBN: 1852970545

ROALD AMUNDSEN'S BELGICA DIARY - The First Scientific Expedition to the Antarctic --ISBN: 1852970588

Links:

http://www.south-pole.com/p0000083.htm

http://www.coolantarctica.com/Antarctica%20fact%20file/History/antarctic_ships/belgica2_lg.jpg  (picture of the Belgica, November 1889)

http://www.belgica-genootschap.be/belgica-verleden/tijdslijn.html

http://www.newbelgica.be/gaston-de-gerlaches-antarctica-expeditie/

http://www.woodenmodelboat.com/model/woodpro/all/belgica/Belgica.htm