Saturday, February 16, 2013

Paris: 26 August 1944

Paris was liberated on August 26, 1944, one day after German occupiers, by agreement, withdrew from the city.

Nonetheless, small bands of French collaborators and German soldiers remained behind—and caused more than a little havoc on the day the Allies entered the city.

This photograph, taken at Place de la Concorde, depicts Parisians running for cover as a sniper opens fire during one of many celebrations throughout the city.

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