Members of the French Resistance stand armed behind a barricade during the Liberation of Paris from German forces. August 1944.

Members of the French Resistance stand armed behind a barricade during the Liberation of Paris from German forces. August 1944.

French General Jacques-Philippe Leclerc (on top of the armored vehicle) during the liberation of Paris.

French General Jacques-Philippe Leclerc (on top of the armored vehicle) during the liberation of Paris.

Aug 25, 1944 liberation of Paris with American troops marching down the champs-elysee via the arc de triomphe

Aug 25, 1944 liberation of Paris with American troops marching down the champs-elysee via the arc de triomphe

Paris.  27th August 1944. A party given in the home of the Paris Vogue editor Michel de Brunhoff, shortly after the liberation of Paris, brought together John MORRIS (rear center with glasses). On his right: Robert CAPA. On his left (glasses): David SEYMOUR "Chim". Foreground in uniform Lee MILLER. Behind her, man in tweed jacket: Henri CARTIER-BRESSON.

Paris. 27th August 1944. A party given in the home of the Paris Vogue editor Michel de Brunhoff, shortly after the liberation of Paris, brought together John MORRIS (rear center with glasses). On his right: Robert CAPA. On his left (glasses): David SEYMOUR "Chim". Foreground in uniform Lee MILLER. Behind her, man in tweed jacket: Henri CARTIER-BRESSON.

Master Fighter MF48571FR French M3A3 Stuart Light Tank - 12e CUIR 2e DB, Liberation of Paris, August 1944 (1:48 Scale)

Master Fighter MF48571FR French M3A3 Stuart Light Tank - 12e CUIR 2e DB, Liberation of Paris, August 1944 (1:48 Scale)

Parisians fill the streets on August 25th, 1944, after occupying German forces surrender.

LIFE at the Liberation of Paris: A Photographer's Story

Parisians fill the streets on August 25th, 1944, after occupying German forces surrender.

Celebrations at the liberation of Paris along the Champs Elysees, 26th August 1944//Robert Capa

Celebrations at the liberation of Paris along the Champs Elysees, 26th August 1944//Robert Capa

Members of the Maquis (French resistance) barricade themselves against the Germans during the liberation of Paris.

Members of the Maquis (French resistance) barricade themselves against the Germans during the liberation of Paris.

8/25/1944  Liberation of Paris http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/liberation-of-paris

8/25/1944 Liberation of Paris http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/liberation-of-paris

American soldiers from the 28th Infantry Division march on the Champs Elysees, the Arc de Triomphe in the background, on August 29, 1944, Four days after the liberation of Paris.

American soldiers from the 28th Infantry Division march on the Champs Elysees, the Arc de Triomphe in the background, on August 29, 1944, Four days after the liberation of Paris.

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