'La Grande Guerre'



the Siege of Antwerp from a Belgian History Magazine 5

the Grande Place in Lierre

damage to a building in Antwerp

A city block almost completely destroyed during the German bombardment.
Much was made of this destruction propaganda-wise, though in fact the Germans
were aiming for Belgian military headquarters, a building several dozens of yards
across the street and a legitimate military target (see white arrow).
After the war, Belgium's first skyscraperwas built on this site.

civilian houses destroyed and burned out

an Antwerp fort in ruins

this fortification was blown by the Belgians themselves

scenes of destruction in a fort