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Paris. 25th August 1944. 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

August The French liberation Forces of the Armored Division were headed by General Leclerc, he is seen here entering Paris upon the liberation//Robert Capa

Exhausted French Resistance fighter, Paris, 1944.  They were all so very young and were all so very old once the war ended in 1944...all seen on their faces and in their eyes....

Robert Doisneau The Liberation of Paris: Armed Resistance Member Behind a Barricade 1944

Париж оккупированый нацистами. 1941 г.

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Defending freedom in great style: Maquisards who orchestrated the explosion of the bridge at Le Pont de Ratton on 19 July 1944. Sabotage by French resistance Maquis.

Le pont de Ratton – 4

Defending freedom in great style: Maquisards who orchestrated the explosion of the bridge at Le Pont de Ratton on 19 July Sabotage by French resistance Maquis.

French and African members of the French Resistance march through the streets of Agen in the soutwest of France during the city’s liberation from German control.

bag-of-dirt: “French and African members of the French Resistance march through the streets of Agen in the soutwest of France during the city’s liberation from German control. The African men are mostly colonial soldiers who were transferred to.

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

this picture represents moments impromptu because it looks like the picture was taken without any preparation

WW2 Pre-departure kiss

An American soldier receives a kiss in gratitude for the liberation of Paris during World War II - August 25 1944

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.

bag-of-dirt: “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 resistance fighters were killed during the battle, and another were.

Italian Jewish Resistance During World War II. “[M]y way of life and the reason for my life for many months have only been an effort to leap into humanity, to share its existence, hard or easy that it may be. If I did not act this way, I would be renouncing myself, I would remain without a guide, humiliated. And thereby I would also be renouncing you who have given me life and nourished me.” –Gianfranco Sarfatti, an Italian Jew

Italian Jewish Resistance During World War II. “[M]y way of life and the reason for my life for many months have only been an effort to leap into humanity, to share its existence, hard or easy that it may be. If I did not act this way, I would be renouncing myself, I would remain without a guide, humiliated. And thereby I would also be renouncing you who have given me life and nourished me.” –Gianfranco Sarfatti, an Italian Jew

French civilians inspect a Panther knocked out by a French M10 at the Place de la Concorde in Paris 1944

French civilians inspect a Panther knocked out by a French at the Place de la Concorde in Paris 1944

France: Saint-Malo. August 8-10 1944. French resistance fighters welcoming American troops//Robert Capa

August French resistance fighters welcoming American troops (Robert Capa, Magnum Photos)

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