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Watch: OneShot — 75 Years Ago, The Joy Of Liberated Paris

Detail of Aug. 1944 photograph
Detail of Aug. 1944 photograph

On Aug. 24, 1944, the first French and U.S. armored tanks entered Paris, after a week of intense fighting with German soldiers — effectively freeing the capital from Nazi occupation.

The next day, General Charles de Gaulle, who had been heading the French government-in-exile from London, made his impassioned "Paris Libéré !" speech from the Hôtel de Ville, roared on by a large crowd.

It would take another nine months for Allied Forces to finally defeat Germany and put an end to World War II.

The Joy of Liberated Paris (© Richard Boyer)


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