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English: The Kölner Dom (Cologne Cathedral) stands seemingly undamaged (although having been directly hit several times and damaged severely) while entire area surrounding it is completely devastated. The Hauptbahnhof (Köln Central Station) and Hohenzollern Bridge lie damaged to the north and east of the cathedral. Germany, 24 April 1945.
Deutsch: Der trotz mehrer direkter Treffer scheinbar unbeschädigt wirkende Kölner Dom steht inmitten der vollständig zerstörten Innenstadt von Köln. Hinter der Kathedrale ist der zerstörte Hauptbahnhof, so wie weiter östlich die eingestürzte Hohenzollernbrücke zu erkennen. Deutschland, 24 April 1945.
Date 24 April 1945
Source ARC Identifier: 531287; U.S. Defense Visual Information Centre photo HD-SN-99-02996
Author U.S. Department of Defense. Department of the Army. Office of the Chief Signal Officer.

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