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Sous le ciel de Rouen

These two pages were made for the exhibition C’est le débarquement ! (CHRD, Lyon, June 12th 2014 – January 4th 2015).

The story is mainly based on the reported testimony of the young Gilbert Brentot, who witnessed the allied bombings that rained down on Rouen at the dawn and at the dusk of the Normandy battle. It is also completed with other accounts found in the literature or online, concerning the events of the Rouen “Red Week” or the bombing of August 25th 1944.

(Texts are in french)

(Thanks to Antonin Dehays for having reported this testimony, and to Lauriane Regal for the text review.)