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Notre Dame de Reims (no, not that Notre Dame - there are many) in 1914.
The cathedral was hit by the Germans in the opening of WW1 as they shelled France. The destruction of the beautiful building must have been a terrifying sight - towers caught fire, melting the lead in the roof, which then flowed through the gargoyles. 
It was re-opened in the 30s thanks to one of the least dickish uses of money in the Rockefeller family history.

Notre Dame de Reims (no, not that Notre Dame - there are many) in 1914.

The cathedral was hit by the Germans in the opening of WW1 as they shelled France. The destruction of the beautiful building must have been a terrifying sight - towers caught fire, melting the lead in the roof, which then flowed through the gargoyles. 

It was re-opened in the 30s thanks to one of the least dickish uses of money in the Rockefeller family history.

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