The 'Liberation' of Paris (22 August 1944)
(Top): The Eiffel Tower from a street corner in Paris
(Bottom): A view over Paris from the Eiffel Tower
On Tuesday 22 August 1944 Paris - which had been occupied by the German forces since June 1940 - was 'liberated'. Or, at least, much of the world believed Paris had been liberated after hearing it announced on the radio news and reading it in the newspapers. However, particularly in wartime it is not always wise not to believe everything one hears in the news!
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