Pillaging a German Supply Train



from a French newsmagazine

from a February 1919 issue of 'le Miroir'




These photos were taken on November 12th, 1918 the day after the signing of the Armistice. The German army had been allowed a week to evacuate the occupied portion of Belgium, but the population of Antwerp apparently thought all German supplies fair game. Several German supply trains in the Antwerp freight depot, containing among other things personal items belonging to German officers, were plundered and all contents carried off. An amateur photographer was on hand to record the scene.



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