Rouen: Editions Liberté Normande; Editions Normandie, 1945. First edition. Softcover. vg. Two striking photobooks by French photographer Raymond Jacques, documenting the liberation of Rouen, the capital city of Normandy in France, and the damages caused during the battle of France (June 1940), and the allied bombing between March and August 1944:- La Libération de Rouen (1944): Oblong octavo. Unpaginated. pp. Original photo-illustrated wrappers. Collection of 22 stunning photogravures documenting the liberation of Rouen by the Canadians on August 30, 1944. Captions in French. Wrappers and interior in very good condition.- Rouen et ses Ruines (1945): Oblong octavo. Unpaginated. Original photo-illustrated wrappers. Collection of 27 heart gripping photogravures documenting the ruins of Rouen. It is estimated that 45% of the city was destroyed between 1940 and 1944. Captions in French. Wrappers and interior in very good condition. (Inventory #: 40630)
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