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  • 1. Paris Liberated 70 Years ago
  • 2. August 25th marks the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Paris by the FFI (French Resistance), Free French Army and US Army Photos by Robert Capa
  • 3. Paris. August, 1944. After the entry of the French 2nd Armored Division, numerous pockets of German snipers had to be rooted out. Many French civilians and members of the French Resistance joined the French troops in the fighting. Robert Capa © International Center of Photography
  • 4. Paris. August 26th, 1944. Crowd on the pavement after snipers in buildings overlooking the Place de l'Hotel de Ville opened fire on the celebrations after the liberation. Robert Capa © International Center of Photography
  • 5. Paris. Place de l'Hôtel de Ville. August 26th, 1944. German troops started shooting against the parade celebrating the liberation of the city. Robert Capa © International Center of Photography
  • 6. Paris. August 25, 1944. After the entry of the French 2nd Armored Division, numerous pockets of German snipers had to be rooted out. Many French civilians and members of the French Resistance joined the French troops in the fighting. Robert Capa © International Center of Photography
  • 7. Paris. August 25th, 1944. Members of the French resistance standing in a doorway during the Liberation of the city. Robert Capa © International Center of Photography
  • 8. Paris. August 25th, 1944. Members of the French resistance combat German troops during the liberation of the city. Robert Capa © International Center of Photography
  • 9. Paris. 25 August 1944. Résistants et soldat français de la 2° division blindée. After the entry of the French 2nd Armored Division, numerous pockets of German snipers had to be rooted out in street Fighting.Many French civilians and members of the Resistance helped the French troops in this battle.Paris.25th August 1944.Robert Capa © International Center of Photography
  • 10. Paris. August 25th, 1944. French soldiers fighting against the Germans during the liberation of the city. Robert Capa © International Center of Photography
  • 11. Members of the French 2nd Armored Division and resistance fighters during street fighting against pockets of German soldiers in the region of the Invalides and the Palais Bourbon, for the liberation of Paris. 25 August 1944. Robert Capa © International Center of Photography
  • 12. Paris. 7th arrondissement. Between the Invalides and the Palais Bourbon. French troops and members of the French Resistance fighting against German troops. August 25th, 1944. Robert Capa © International Center of Photography
  • 13. Paris. August 25th, 1944. Members of the French Resistance and soldiers of the French army. Robert Capa © International Center of Photography
  • 14. Paris. August 25th, 1944. After the entry of the French 2nd Armored Division, numerous pockets of German snipers had to be rooted out in street fighting. Many French civilians and members of the Resistance helped the French troops in this fighting. Robert Capa © International Center of Photography
  • 15. Paris. August 25th, 1944. Members of the resistance crouching behind a truck during the Liberation. Robert Capa © International Center of Photography
  • 16. Paris. Place de l'Hôtel de Ville. August 26, 1944. When snipers in buildings overlooking the Place de l'Hotel de Ville opened fire on the triumphal parade, the panicked crowd fell to the pavement. Robert Capa © International Center of Photography
  • 17. Paris. August 25th, 1944. A wounded soldier of the French 2nd Armored Division is evacuated during fighting between the Palais Bourbon and Les Invalides. Robert Capa © International Center of Photography
  • 18. Paris. August 25, 1944. Street fighting between French troops of the 2nd Armored Division and pockets of isolated German army units in the vicinity of the Invalides and the Palais Bourbon region for the liberation of Paris. Robert Capa © International Center of Photo
  • 19. Paris. Place de l'Hôtel de Ville. 26th August 1944. When snipers in buildings overlooking the Place de l'Hotel de Ville opened fire on the triumphal parade, the panicked crowd fell to the pavement. Robert Capa © International Center of Photography
  • 20. Paris. August 25th, 1944. Members of the French Resistance during the liberation of the city. Robert Capa © International Center of Photography
  • 21. Paris. Rue de Constantine. Minsitry of Foreign Affairs. A tank of the French 2nd Armored Division fighting near the Invalides during liberation of Paris. 25 August 1944. Robert Capa © International Center of Photography
  • 22. Paris. Au gust 25th, 1944. After the entry of the French 2nd Armored Division, numerous pockets of German snipers had to be rooted out in street fighting. Many French civilians and members of the Resistance helped the French troops in this fighting. This photograph shows a French civilian who was unable to contain his wrath against a German soldier who had surrendered. Robert Capa © International Center of Photography
  • 23. General Leclerc (left) Commander of the French 2nd Armored Division making his way towards Paris, somewhere in the southern suburbs, prior to the liberation of the city. 25 August 1944. Robert Capa © International Center of Photography
  • 24. Paris. 25th august 1944. On the right: French general Leclerc. The French liberation Forces of the 2nd Armored Division were headed by General Leclerc, he is seen here entering Paris upon the liberation. Robert Capa © International Center of Photography
  • 25. South of Paris. August 25th, 1944. Commander General Jacques Philippe LECLERC (second from left) with his staff. Paris was liberated that same day. Robert Capa © International Center of Photography
  • 26. Paris. August 25th, 1944. German soldiers surrender to French Resistance fighters during the liberation of the city. Robert Capa © International Center of Photography
  • 27. Paris. 26th August. Paris is liberated. 8th arrondissement. Av. of the Champs-Elysées.The General De Gaulle is leading the procession going from the triumphal Arch (tomb of the unknown soldier) to the Cathedral of Notre-Dame. Henri Cartier-Bresson
  • 28. Paris. August 26th, 1944. Members of the French Resistance marching through the liberated city.Robert Capa © International Center of Photography
  • 29. Paris. Crowds fill up the Champs Elysees on the 26th August 1944 to celebrate the liberation of Paris. Robert Capa © International Center of Photography
  • 30. Paris. French soldiers and civilians celebrating the liberation of the city on the Champs Elysees. August 26th, 1944. Robert Capa © International Center of Photography
  • 31. Paris. August 25th, 1944. French troops being welcomed during the liberation of the city. Robert Capa © International Center of Photography
  • 32. Paris. August 26, 1944. Soldiers of the French 2nd Armored Division being welcomed as they travel down Les Champs-Elysées. Robert Capa © International Center of Photography
  • 33. Paris. Les Champs-Elysées. 26 August 1944.Scenes along the Champs Elysees during the liberation of Paris celebrations.Robert Capa © International Center of Photography
  • 34. Paris. August 25th, 1944. Crowds celebrating the liberation of the city. Robert Capa © International Center of Photography
  • 35. Paris. 8th arrondissement. Champs-Elysées. August 26th, 1944. Members of the French Resistance and soldiers of the French Army celebrating the liberation of the city. Robert Capa © International Center of Photography
  • 36. Paris. August 26th, 1944. General Charles de Gaulle leading the parade down the Avenue des Champs-Elysées to celebrate the liberation of the city. Robert Capa © International Center of Photography
  • 37. Celebrations at the liberation of Paris along the Champs Elysees, 26th August 1944. Robert Capa © International Center of Photography
  • 38. 26th of August 1944. Paris. Les Champs-Elysées. The triumphal parade celebrating the liberation of the city. Robert Capa © International Center of Photography
  • 39. Division during celebrations for the Liberation of Paris, Champs Elysees.26th August 1944. Robert Capa © International Center of Photography
  • 40. Paris. Street of Rivoli. August 26, 1944. Members of the French Resistance and tanks of the French 2nd Armored Division during the Liberation of Paris.Robert Capa © International Center of Photography
  • 41. end cast Paris Liberated 70 Years ago images and text credit www. Music Yiruma created olga.e. thanks for watching