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Soldiers in the Heart of Paris

Paris Liberation: U. soldiers of Pennsylvania's Infantry Division march along the Champs Elysees, the Arc de Triomphe in the background, on August four days after liberation of Paris.

A group of French teenage girls hugs a soldier during the liberation of Paris, France, from German occupation during World War II. The soldier is smiling and holding his rifle. 25 Aug 1944 (Photo by RDA/Getty Images)

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France. A French man and woman fight with captured German weapons as both civilians and members of the French Forces of the Interior took the fight to the Germans, in Paris in August of 1944, prior to the surrender of German forces and the Liberation of Paris on August 25. You don't only have to thank the soldiers who liberate cities like Paris but also the civilians... ~

A French man and woman fight with captured German weapons. As both civilians & members of the French Forces of the Interior took the fight to the Germans, in Paris in August of prior to the surrender of German forces and the Liberation of Paris on August

War and Conflict, World War II, The Fall of France, pic: 1940, A German officer at a street bookstall in front of Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)

War and Conflict, World War II, The Fall of France, pic: A German officer at a street bookstall in front of Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)

Parisians run in the streets to celebrate the end of the war in Europe. 1945.  Ralph Morse | LIFE

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

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.

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When a Kiss Isn't Just a Kiss

All Time FAVORITE photo-hanging in my room! Alfred Eisenstaedt’s image of a sailor kissing a nurse in Times Square on V-J Day in 1945

Massacres of POWs, Dutch East Indies, 1941-1942  Brutality was a daily event for the Japanese soldier. He had to admit brutality against himself by his officers. This treatment he simply gave further to his subordinates or the prisoners, the last because they were inferior to him after their surrender ...

Mass execution by the Japanese . OUR BRAVE MEN, Stoic and Dignified in the Face of Cruel Inhumanity. How we conduct ourselves in battle and all the hours that surround the horrors of war provides great commentary about our personal warrior-hood!

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