NOTE: There is a language line across the map just south of Brussels. Except for a special enclave for Brussels and suburbs where both Flemish and French are official languages, the towns of Ostende (Oostend), LaPanne (DePanne), Adinkerke and Malines (Mechelen) are in the Flemish language zone while Beloeil, Spa, Cul-des-Sarts and Hachy are located in the French speaking zone.
In the following narrative, I have retained the name of towns and cities in their original French, the way we knew their names at the time. Nowadays the towns in the Flemish speaking zone are known by their Flemish names. As to the capital of Belgium, I retained the English name Brussels rather than Bruxelles, except in titles or a few exceptions.