100 Years Ago in Belgium

The_Capture_of_Ostend,_October_1918_Q19247Damage to buildings in Gare Maritime, Ostend, blown up by the Germans before the evacuation of 17th October 1918. First world war. World War One

The coastal city of Ostend in Belgium – along with much of the rest of the country –¬†was occupied by the Germans during the First World War. As the war began drawing to an end in October of 1918, the Germans destroyed buildings as they retreated on the 17th of October.