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27 Nov 1944

  • A V-2 rocket impacted on Teniers Square, Antwerp, Belgium, as an Allied military convoy was passing through. The explosion killed 157 persons, including 29 Allied soldiers. ww2dbase [V-Weapons Campaign | Vergeltungswaffe 2 | Antwerp | AC]
Photo(s) dated 27 Nov 1944
The smoldering remains of a V-2 rocket attack, Teniers Square, Antwerp, Belgium, 27 Nov 1944
16 Dec 1944

  • A German V2 rocket fell on the Rex Cinema in Antwerp, Belgium which was packed for the matinee performance. The blast killed 567 people, 296 of them Allied servicemen, and injured 291, half of them soldiers. It took six days to dig out all the bodies, many of which were still sitting upright in their seats. It was the highest death toll from a V-weapon attack during the entire war and resulted in the cinemas and theatres of Antwerp being closed "for the duration" and gatherings of more than 50 people in any one place being banned. ww2dbase [Antwerp | AC]

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