National Geographic : 1942 Oct
Rehearsal at Dieppe 497 ftf Staff Photographer W. Robert Moore Did American Bombers Stop Rouen's Clock, Four-century-old Town Timekeeper? Other famous Renaissance landmarks also were endangered in the August 17 raid, first all-United States bomb ing foray against the Nazis. The spire of the celebrated Gothic Cathedral rises at the end of the narrow street. The city's chief avenue is named for Joan of Arc, who was burned at the stake in Rouen in 1431.