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WWII France, Liberation of Paris U.S. soldiers of Pennsylvania's 28th Infantry Division march along the Champs Elysees, the Arc de Triomphe in the background, on Aug. 29, 1944, four days after the liberation of Paris, France. World War II began in September 1939 with Adolf Hitler's invasion of Poland. He launched the Holocaust and history's most destructive war, leaving 17,000,000 soldiers and 60,000,000 civilians dead. Germany surrendered on May 7, 1945.
Paris Liberation: U.S. soldiers of Pennsylvania's 28th Infantry Division march along the Champs Elysees, the Arc de Triomphe in the background, on August 29, 1944, four days after liberation of Paris. Your webmaster was barely nineteen years old, but a seasoned veteran, as he had already slogged his way from the hedgerows of Normandy to the outskirt of Paris. In this photo he is sixth from the front and sixth from the left. Point your mouse to him for an enlarged image.
the liberation of Paris in August 1944...Oh man this must have been such an enormous party!!!
Women's Uniform. Circa 1945 - This is a WAC (Woman's Army Corps) uniform, missing coller insignia and ribbons indicate the owner also served during the US occupation of Germany after the war.
Russian girl nurse at the front WWII
In Remembrance of D-Day June 6, 1944 ... D-Day nurse
Woman soldier of the Red Army, Russia, Great Patriotic War, 1941. Found in the collection of the Russian State Film and Photo Archive, Krasnogorsk. (Photo by Fine Art Images/Heritage Images/Getty Images)
Frenchman Crying as German troops march down the Champs d'Elysees. This picture breaks my heart.
Before and After D-Day: Rare Color Photos From England and France, 1944 - LIFE