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Inside the Paris apartment untouched for 70 years: Treasure trove finally…

Laying untouched for seven decades the abandoned home was discovered three years ago after its owner died aged 91.
Bren Williams
Bren Williams • 1 year ago

Mrs de Florian fled Paris before the outbreak of war in 1939, which saw the Nazis invade France and reach Paris on June 14. Pictured here, German officers and Parisians mingle near a sidewalk cafe on the Champs Elysees on Bastille Day in 1940

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