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French resistance fighters with Molotov cocktails at the Rue du Petit Pont during the liberation of Paris, by Robert Doisneau. (August 1944)


Caption: "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."


Suzanne Spaak, France - The mother of two who left the comfort of her upper-class home in Paris to join the Underground and rescue Jews. #WomensDay #wmnhist

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Août 1944 : la liberté guidant Paris

Août 1944 : la liberté guidant Paris - Libération. Un soldat de la division Leclerc est acclamé par la foule sur la place de l'Hôtel de Ville, à Paris 26 août 1944. AFP PHOTO A French soldier of the Leclerc Division riding a tank is greeted by Parisians on August 25, 1944 in front of the city hall during the military parade marking the Liberation of Paris during World War II. AFP PHOTO (AFP)


"A boy and his grandfather listen to General De Gaulle’s speech after the liberation of the city ~ Chartres, France - August 23, 1944) • photo: Robert Capa


French citizens with captured German weapons fight alongside the Forces of the Interior a few days before the Liberation of Paris, August, 1944