Germany in ruins (Wesel, 1945)

In 1945, the German town of Wesel, located on the banks of the River Rhine, is partly destroyed by Allied bombings, giving the impression of a lunar landscape.

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Source: Still Picture Branch (NWDNS), College Park, MD, College Park, 8601 Adelphi Road. 208. N. 39903.
Walls of houses of Wesel still stand, as do the churches, but a great part of the town was destroyed when the German commander forced the Allied troops to fight their way street by street through the ruins. Germany, 1945. Army. Wesel: Office of War Information, 1945. Black and White.

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Germany in ruins (Wesel, 1945)