Members of the French Resistance stand armed behind a barricade during the Liberation of Paris from German forces. It is estimated that between 800 and 1,000 resistance fighters were killed during the battle, and another 1,500 were wounded before the Germans surrendered the city. Paris, Île-de-France, France. August 1944. Image taken by Robert Doisneau.
After the French Resistance staged an uprising on Aug 19, American and Free French troops made a peaceful entrance on Aug 25, 1944. Here, four days later, soldiers of Pennsylvania's 28th Infantry Division march along the Champs-Elysees, with the Arc de Triomphe in the background.
Paris, August 25, 1944: Free, But Not Free From Fear | LIFE at the Liberation of Paris: A Photographer’s Story | LIFE.com Ralph Morse—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images A family seeks safety beside a Jeep as French Resistance fighters and Free French troops try to take out a German sniper during the Liberation of Paris in August 1944.