the Siege of Antwerp
as seen by
'Illustrierte Geschichte
des Welkrieges'


a German Serial History of the Great War

left : coverpage
right : a fanciful color illustration showing the Zeppelin bombardment of Antwerp of August 25th, 1914

A panoramic view of the Antwerp skyline during the German bombardment : note the flooded areas
As was often the case with German hand-drawn illustrations, this is less than factually correct
since the German attack came from the opposite side of the city.
The overall presentation is however very evocative and dramatic.


see also 'Illustrierte Geschichte des Weltkrieges' for more information



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