Art: Again, Florence

"Florence as the world knew it is no more." Thus last week cabled New York Times Correspondent Herbert L. Matthews. His dispatch dashed recent hopes that Florence had suffered little at Nazi hands. Said Matthews: ". . . The heart of Florence is gone. . . . What little credit [the Nazis] previously got for sparing the Ponte Vecchio (TIME, Aug. 14) must now be withdrawn . . . because instead they destroyed many medieval palaces at both ends, changing the whole aspect of old Florence."

It was as if Paris had lost...

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