Art: France's 25

Before D-day the French Government in London listed 25 buildings and monuments as the most important in the cultural heritage of France. Last week in Paris, SHAEF's G-5 monuments section gave a final report on how these 25 masterworks had fared in the war. The bad news: 750-year-old Rouen Cathedral, one of Europe's most ornately beautiful churches, had been "badly damaged . . . but far less than Reims in the last war." Thanks to the care taken by Allied forces —and perhaps to the carelessness or haste of the usually thorough Nazis—all the...

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