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Pieter Serrien book about the V rocket attacks on Belgium 1944-45

Discussion in 'History of Holland and Belgium during World War I' started by MichaelBully, Apr 7, 2018.

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    Just finished this Dutch language book 'Elke Dag Angst - De Terreur van V-Bommen in Belgie 1944-1945' ( 'Fear Every Day - The Terror of the V bombs in Belgium 1944-1945 -published in 2016.

    Fascinating work about the V1 and V2 attacks on Belgium, particularly focusing on Antwerp.
    Antwerp was liberated by the Allies on 4th September 1944. From 12th October 1944- 29th March 1945 the city and its surrounding area was attacked by V rockets on an almost daily basis. 3,400 civilians died along with 700 Allied personnel.
    A particularly horrible VI attack took place on the Rex Cinema on 16th December 1944, which was packed full of civilians and Allied personnel watching a Gary Cooper movie , with 570 deaths. The city authorities suspended theatre and cinema performances. This book also looks at the gruesome conditions in German labour camps which built the rockets.

    A huge amount of eye witness accounts are used through out. Hopefully in the future, there will be an English translation.
     
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