The German army occupied the town of Saint-Lo on 17 June 1940.
Being a strategic crossroads, Saint-Lo was almost totally destroyed (95% according to common estimates) during the Battle of Normandy in World War II, earning the title of "The Capital of the Ruins" from Samuel Beckett; it was even questioned whether to rebuild it or to leave the ruins intact as a testimony to the bombing. A detailed and vivid photo history, packed with rare photographs, some in colour, this is an invaluable reference tool to any modeller, historian or enthusiast on one of the most devastating battles in history. French Language
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 160 pages, Full colour throughout
- Publisher: Editions Heimdal
- Publication Date: 01/12/2011
- Category: Second World War
- ISBN: 9782840482963