|A contemporary picture of the Hotel Le Negresco.|
Unfortunately, and much to my disappointment, Carter's only mention of the Hotel Le Negresco's witness to WWII history was one simple sentence:
"During World War II, the Negresco was seized by American soldiers and used as a rest home."I thought that this period in the hotel's history deserved a bit more explanation, so I will quickly review that here.
|This photo was simply labeled "Nice, 1944." But I believe that is the|
Negresco Hotel down the boardwalk. Courtesy Edward R. Reuter.
|The boardwalk in Nice, 1944 from the other direction.|
Image courtesy of Edward R. Reuter.
The photograph at the top of the post is of the Negresco today. I've included a couple of pictures of the boardwalk in Nice from the collection provided for "The Boldest Plan is the Best: The Combat History of the 509th Parachute Infantry Battalion during WWII" from Mr. Edward R. Reuter; these photos were taken in 1944. You can find out more about the Negresco Hotel in Nice at the Hotel's website.