WWII Paris Liberation March at Champs-Élysées Photo Archive with Eisenhower, De Gaulle, Koenig, Bradley
Photo ArchivePhoto archive of the military parade at Champs-Élysées after the liberation of the Nazi occupation in Paris, 1944, featuring photos of Eisenhower, De Gaulle, Koenig, and Bradley. 20 black and white silver gelatin photos. Each photo measures 2.5" x 3.5". At dawn on 25 August 1944, troops under the orders of General Leclerc, entered Paris. They were aiming for the districts of Place de la Concorde, Opéra Garnier and Rue de Rivoli, where the Nazi army high command was headquartered. At 4:30 pm, the last German soldiers in the Hôtel de la Marine surrendered and lieutenant commander Georges Laurent de Faget put up the French flag between the columns of the loggia. The next day, General de Gaulle relit the flame of the unknown soldier under the Arc de Triomphe and walked down the Champs-Elysées to Place de la Concorde where a jubilant crowd had gathered to celebrate the victory. Photos showcasing the procession of soldiers and tanks of the American Field-Artillery surrounded by the French masses. In one photo, we see the captured German soldiers being paraded in Paris with spectators viewing the scene. Another image shows the Place de la Concorde with General Koenig, De Gaulle, and Bradley on an official platform. Another image shows Eisenhower at the unknown soldier's tomb in Paris. Many images of the Paris Liberation parade. This photo archive shows details of the liberation of Paris by the Allies. Images are crisp and clear, overall very good condition.
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