German Zeppelin bombs Antwerp
The city of Antwerp was bombed last night by a German Zeppelin. Reports state that the Queen and the young princes narrowly avoided injury. Photo: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA

German Zeppelin bombs Antwerp

Published: 25 August 1914

Up to a dozen people have died after a German Zeppelin dropped bombs on the Belgian city of Antwerp.

The Zeppelin dropped seven or eight bombs during its raid, with two houses being destroyed and their occupants now dead or injured. There are reports that one bomb fell near the Royal Palace, where the Queen of Belgium and the young princes are staying.

They were unharmed.



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