National Geographic : 1943 Aug
Normandy and Brittany in Brighter Days iy nationall ueogral)plc bnclety Kouaclironle by Peter Uptonl Mulr In a Spanking Breeze a Tunny Boat Sails from Douarnenez Jutting out into the Atlantic, Brittany forms the western outpost of Hitler's vaunted "Atlantic wall." These color plates, made just before the fall of France, record the normal life and customs of the fisher folk living along the coasts of Normandy and Brittany. In the past, wars often have interrupted the daily activities and colorful festivals of these sturdy people who till the soil and fish the sea. Douarnenez was France's largest sardine fishing center, with a fleet of 800 boats and a number of canneries.