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    The good life before the Eastern Front: German officers enjoy their cup of coffee at an open air Parisian cafe and are being saluted by passing soldiers. Note the two ladies on the right looking straight at the photographer. Summer 1940.

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    German officers and Parisians mix together on Bastille Day in 1940. A year after the Nazis invaded Paris.

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    'Les Américains à Paris sous l'Occupation' by Charles Glass ~ Jacqueline, collections volunteer

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Marie Tussaud was arrested and taken to the Bastille for being a royalist supporter. Her head was shaven, a custom before being taken to the guillotine, but was pardoned. She was forced to do not only one of the more curious acts in history, but one of the most morbid. She was employed to make death masks. The first were of course the most obvious: Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette.

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