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House wrecked at Antwerp by Zeppelin raid, 1914

Lantern slide, World War One, Air Operations (1914-1918), 1914.

The German Zeppelin LZ 25 bombed Antwerp on the night of 25-26 August 1914, killing and wounding 26 people. The Antwerp garrison, well-ensconced behind formidable defences, was a danger to the flank of the German invasion force as it advanced through Belgium and into France. After resisting several sorties from the city, the Germans finally launched an all-out attack on Antwerp in September. After a month-long siege the city fell on 9 October.

From a box of 70 lantern slides associated with the attack on Belgium, 1914.

NAM Accession Number

NAM. 1978-11-157-19-63


National Army Museum, Out of Copyright


National Army Museum, Study collection

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