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Edith Wharton

The Assumption of the Virgin Mary, Rheims Cathedral. German artillery first shelled the magnificent Cathedral of Rheims on September 19, 1914 igniting scaffolding that covered the north tower, and beginning a fire that spread to other woodwork within the building. The building was intermittently shelled throughout the war, particularly in the spring of 1917 when it was struck with 70 high-caliber shells.

The Assumption of the Virgin Mary, Rheims Cathedral. German artillery first shelled the magnificent Cathedral of Rheims on September 19, 1914 igniting scaffolding that covered the north tower, and beginning a fire that spread to other woodwork within the building. The building was intermittently shelled throughout the war, particularly in the spring of 1917 when it was struck with 70 high-caliber shells. © 2014 John M. Shea

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The American novelist, had written of her 1912 driving tour of France in Flying Around France. Her 1915 publication, Fighting France, tells of her visits to the front lines.

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Books by or about Edith Wharton (1)

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Fighting France Edith Wharton