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Liberating Paris - Gen. Jacques Leclerc's Troops Arrive

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After Paris was liberated, crowds of French patriots line the Champs Elysees to view Free French tanks and half tracks as General Leclerc's 2nd Armored Division passes through the Arc du Triomphe.

This photo was taken by Jack Downey, U.S. Office of War Information, on the 26th of August, 1944.

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Photo online, courtesy Library of Congress - digital image fsac.1a55001

 

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