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Liberation of Paris in August of 1944

This amazing historic image shows Free French tanks rolling through Paris, passing by the Arc de Triomphe after the city was liberated from the Nazis near the end of World War II, 71 years ago.

Photo shows Free French tanks and half tracks of General Leclerc’s 2nd Armored Division passing through the Arc du Triomphe in Paris, probably on August 26, 1944. Sign at left “De Gaulle au pouvoir” and sign at right “Vive De Gaulle.”

Source: Library of Congress

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