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Caen, église Saint Pierre, 14 juillet 1944 | by Michel Le Querrec
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Caen, église Saint Pierre, 14 juillet 1944

Source: The Allison Collection of World War II Photographs

photo N°77.09.814

New York Bureau

War Struck Here

Caen, France—As far as the eye can see, these buildings of Caen have been blasted by shells and bombs or burned as a result of Nazi vandalism. To the left the Cathedral tower, with the top blasted off, stretches bleakly to the sky. This was the sight which greeted British and Canadian troops, entering the city on July 9, on the heels of the retreating Germans.

Credit: British official photo from ACME


le 9 juin à 02h00, un obus de 406 mm (16 pouces) du HMS Rodney emporte la flèche du clocher de l’Eglise Saint-Pierre qui s’abat dans la nef.

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Taken on August 27, 2007