Liberation of Paris - 1944

A boy and his grandfather listen to General De Gaulle’s speech after the liberation of the city ~ Chartres, France photo: Robert Capa

French Resistance - 1944

3 Photos one taken Aug. of old Simone Segouin, also known by her nom de guerre Nicole Minet. The girl had killed two Germans in the Paris fighting (on August and also had assisted in capturing 25 German POWs during the fall of Chartres.

Fashion in France c. 1944

French woman wearing a rain coat that looks like a plain, handsome, summer gaberdine coat. Location: France Date taken: 1945 Photographer: Ralph Morse

Paris. August 26th, 1944, German Snipers open fire on the celebrations after the liberation. Image by Robert Capa

Robert Capa - Crowd on the pavement after German snipers in buildings overlooking the Palace de l’Hotel de Ville opened fire on the celebrations after the liberation, Paris, August

On August 26, 1944, just before the start of the victory parade, General de Gaulle (saluting) inspects troops of the French 2nd Armored Division with General Leclerc (walking stick).

France Liberated - On August just before the start of the victory parade, General de Gaulle (saluting) inspects troops of the French Armored Division with General Leclerc (walking stick).

Parisians run in the streets to celebrate the end of the war in Europe 1945. Ralph Morse | LIFE | crowds | France | 1940's | WW2 | wartime | WWII | celebration | Paris | vintage black & white photography

25 août 1944 : Libération de Paris “Parisians — and untold numbers of refugees from other countries, trapped in Paris since the Germans captured the capital in 1940 — pour into the streets on August via LIFE.

Paris August 1944.

A young man watches liberation celebrations from atop a light pole, Paris, August 1944

General De Gaulle with General Leclerc and other French officers at Montparnasse railway station in Paris, 25 August 1944.

But Paris liberated!’ General De Gaulle with General Leclerc and other French officers at Montparnasse railway station in Paris, 25 August

Robert Capa Paris. Place de l'Hôtel de Ville. 26th August 1944. When snipers in buildings overlooking the Place de l'Hotel de Ville opened fire on the triumphal parade, the panicked crowd fell to the pavement.

August When snipers in buildings overlooking the Place de l'Hotel de Ville opened fire on the triumphal parade, the panicked crowd fell to the pavement. © Robert Capa © International Center of Photography/Magnum Photos

#1940s An American soldier receives a #kiss in gratitude for the liberation of Paris during World #War II. August 25, 1944

An American soldier receives a kiss in gratitude for the liberation of Paris during World War II - August 25 1944

Philippe François Marie, comte de Hauteclocque, then Leclerc de Hauteclocque, by a 1945 decree that incorporated his French Resistance alias Jacques-Philippe Leclerc to his name, was a French general during World War II. He became Marshal of France posthumously, in 1952 and is known in France simply as le maréchal Leclerc.After landing in Normandy on 1 August 1944, his 2nd Armored Division participated in the battle of the Falaise Pocket (12 to 21 August), and went on to liberate Paris.

Philippe François Marie, comte de Hauteclocque, then Leclerc de Hauteclocque, by a 1945 decree that incorporated his French Resistance alias Jacques-Philippe Leclerc to his name, was a French general during World War II. He became Marshal of France posthumously, in 1952 and is known in France simply as le maréchal Leclerc.After landing in Normandy on 1 August 1944, his 2nd Armored Division participated in the battle of the Falaise Pocket (12 to 21 August), and went on to liberate Paris.

A soldier of the Free French Forces comes to the aid of a member of the French Resistance taking aim at a German sniper who had opened fire during a tour of Paris by General Charles de Gaulle after the liberation of the city. The German garrison had surrendered the city earlier that day, but pockets of German resistance still held out. Paris, Île-de-France, France. 25 August 1944.

LIFE at the Liberation of Paris A "Free French" soldier races to aid a Resistance fighter firing at a German sniper, Paris, August The sniper had opened fire during a tour of the city by Gen.

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