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ROUEN CATHEDRAL ABLAZE

Rouen Cathedral was set ablaze cial town. The belfry of St. Romanus's during raids on Tuesday night

according to the French radio, and is reported as seriously damaged. According to the same accounts the old market-place, where St. Joan of Arc was burnt, and many of the old buildings of the famous town have been badly damaged. The Britiat communique included Rouen's railway yards and workshops among the targets.

Rouen probably possesses more examples of the finest religious architecture than any other French provin

tower of the cathedral, which has sur vived many fires ales .back to 1160 and the nave td"1200. The Butter Tower is a perfect example of the flamboyant gothic, built in the 15th and 16th centuries.

Other famous Rouen churches include the 14th century St. Oucn and the fifteenth century St. Maclou. The Palace of Justice is another world famous gothic building. In the stories put out from France no mention is made of any other specific buildings affected. •




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