National Geographic : 1955 Oct
© National Geographic Society 544 A Cargo Boat Glides Past Dinant, Belgium, the Target of Repeated Invasions In 1466 Philip the Good, Duke of Burgundy, sacked the Walloon metropolis and stilled the anvils of its thousands of coppersmiths. Kaiser Wilhelm's army virtually destroyed the town in 1914. Hitler struck in 1940. American and British armies in the Battle of the Bulge stopped the Germans just short of Dinant.