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Paris Diary: Where Bullets Flew

St. Honoré d'Eylau.jpgWe’ve noted previously the plaques around town commemorating the dead from Paris’ August 1944 uprising against the German occupier, but there are also still scars to be seen in the city from the fighting itself. Down the street from us, at the church of St. Honoré d’Eylau (the old one; a newer one is nearby), several bursts from what appear to be a Sten gun or a Schmeisser mark the church’s wall on avenue Victor Hugo. With some morbid imagination, one can visualize people lined up for execution near the little Librairie Fontaine bookshop.

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