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In Pictures: Europe's Medieval Ruins

History Today | Published 17 March 2015

 

The destruction of Europe's medieval architecture, and the resultant emergence of heritage tourism, are among the lesser-known legacies of the First World War.

Writing in our April 2015 issue, James G. Clark reveals how churches and cathedrals became targets from the war's earliest hours, and how the shattered remains made people think anew about their nations' pasts.