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V-2 Rocket Strike - Antwerp

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Germany's V-2 Rocket was one of the world's first weapons of mass destruction.  In this photograph, we see the damage which a V-2 inflicted on Antwerp - the provincial capital of Antwerpen, in the Flemish Region of Belgium - near the end of 1944. 

This strike, which occurred on December 16, 1944 - the first day of Germany's Ardennes offensive (more commonly known as "The Battle of the Bulge") - resulted in the deaths of 638 people.


Media Credits

U.S. Army photo online, courtesy Fred Ordway and the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum, gallery 114 (Space Race).

 

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