Who bombed Saint Malo?
In late 1944 during the liberation of France, American bombs as well as British naval gunfire attacked the city for 10 days straight. These horrific bombings tore apart the city, destroying 80% of the buildings of the Intra-Muros.
When was Saint-Malo rebuilt?
Saint-Malo was rebuilt over a 12-year period from 1948–60. Over the 12-year span from 1948-1960, the city was rebuilt brick-by-brick by the determined Malouins. However, instead of attempting to modernize the style of architecture in Saint-Malo, it was restored to its original glory, maintaining its medieval character.
Was Saint-Malo bombed in ww2?
In World War II, during fighting in late August and early September 1944, the historic walled city of Saint-Malo was almost totally destroyed by fires lit by German troops as well as American shelling and bombing.