A month after liberation, in October of 1944,V-weapons start to terrorise the city. The German high command begins a months-long bombardment with so-called “flying bombs.” The air defences of Antwerp X try to protect the city and its people, but the deathtoll is high. An estimated 3,000 civilians and 600 Allied soldiers are killed. More than 5,000 people are wounded. Large areas of Antwerp lie in ruins.Visit the affected areas during this self-guided walk and listen to the stories of the people who experienced the bombardment.
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