Civilians Leave Aachen, Germany

Identifier:
041170
Collection Number:
A&M 3904
Title:
Civilians Leave Aachen, Germany
Date:
ca. 1945
Description:
Information on back of photo reads: "Clutching a few personal belongings, German civilians pass through the blazing streets of Aachen en route to the safety of First U.S. Army lines. Most of the 3,000 civilians who managed to leave the Reich border city by October 14, 1944, were old men, weeping women, and children. American bombs and shells began turning Aachen into a blazing inferno when the surrounded Nazi garrison refused to surrender under penalty of destruction of the city."
Subjects:
World War II.
Acquisition Source:
Webb, Barry H.
Acquisition Method:
Acquired
Medium:
print
Projects:
West Virginia History OnView