Tuesday, August 29, 2006


This was Valognes. It's all like this. At the right is the Cathedral of St.
Malo. The houses at the left were almost medieval with a stream just a few
feet wide winding around in the backyards, and picturesque moss-covered steps leading to the water's edge from alternate houses. The engineers were busy, when I did this, clearing the debris to make way for military traffic. Nothing was left of most of the buildings except an occasional wall. While I worked I could hear the rumble of explosives as the tottering walls were brought down by demolition squads. This was only a few hours after the infantry had moved in. Sgt. John Scott