Foreign News: Regardez-moi

The face of Paris, so ageless and radiant in the years of freedom, is that of a gnarled and brooding old lady under the Nazis. The city was in no mood for a facelifting last week, but it had started to get one. The Germans were tearing down buildings in St. Germain des Pres, St. Gervais, Le Marais, the Palais Royal and the Halles (central markets). Except St. Germain, all these quarters belong to the old inner Paris, walled and fortified at the end of the 12th Century by Philippe Auguste, the powerful king who conquered Normandy and pushed his authority...

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