Enghien Tries To Recover During The Battle Of Belgium
You can still see the dust settling. This photograph of Belgian soldiers and civilians in Enghien was captured after a German air raid during the Battle of Belgium.
The battle would prove devastating. On 10 May 1940, Fall Gelb (Case Yellow) commenced — which saw Germany invade Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Belgium. The Belgians fought for 18 days before they eventually surrendered to the Germans on 28 May, but not before suffering huge losses. In just over two weeks, the battle saw 200,000 Belgian soldiers taken captive and over 6,000 killed in action.
Enghien, Hainaut, Belgium.
14 May 1940.