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Longwy, Church wrecked by aeroplanes, 5 Feb 1916. Creator: Bain News Service

Longwy, Church wrecked by aeroplanes, 5 Feb 1916. Creator: Bain News Service


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Longwy, Church wrecked by aeroplanes, 5 Feb 1916. Creator: Bain News Service

Longwy, Church wrecked by aeroplanes, 5 Feb 1916 (date created or published later). A church in Longwy, Belgium, possibly Saint-Dagobert Church, which was damaged by bombing during World War I

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1916 Bomb Damage Damage Damaged Wrecked Bain George Graham Bain News Service George Graham Bain Press Photography


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This haunting photograph captures the devastating aftermath of aerial bombardment during World War I in Longwy, Belgium. The church, possibly Saint-Dagobert Church, stands as a solemn reminder of the destruction caused by war. The image is a stark representation of the impact of conflict on religious institutions and communities. The once grand structure now lies in ruins, its walls shattered and roof collapsed from the force of aeroplane bombings on 5th February 1916. As we gaze upon this historic photograph taken by George Graham Bain for Bain News Service, we are transported back in time to witness the chaos and devastation that ravaged Europe during the Great War. The damage inflicted upon this church serves as a poignant symbol of loss and tragedy experienced by countless individuals caught up in the horrors of war. Through this powerful image, we are reminded of the importance of preserving our history and heritage amidst times of turmoil. It serves as a testament to resilience and hope in rebuilding what was lost. Let us honor those who have suffered through war by remembering their stories captured in photographs like these, ensuring that their sacrifices are never forgotten.

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