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.
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.
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.