Reims Cathedral now in ruins
German bombardment of Reims, France has created terrible slaughter and destruction in the ancient city, including damage to the ancient cathedral.
At intervals throughout the past two nights shells fell through the great windows into the nave and side aisles, and irreparable damage was done to the incomparable facade and to the interior. A part of the cathedral floor was littered with glass. Only four charred walls and towers of the cathedral remain.
Four Sisters of Mercy were killed in the shelling of the cathedral, many residences have been gathering there today to pay their respects to the women.
The cathedral has stood in Reims since 1275.