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

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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A French civilian cries in despair as Nazis occupy Paris during World War II.

A French civilian cries in despair as Nazis occupy Paris during World War II.

A German military unit, marching down the Champs-Élysées; Paris, 4 July 1940 - In May of 1940 Germany invaded France. Learn about the Holocaust in France

A German military unit, marching down the Champs-Élysées; Paris, 4 July 1940 - In May of 1940 Germany invaded France. Learn about the Holocaust in France

August 25, 1944: General Charles de Gaulle, who led the French government-in-exile for four years, at the Arc de Triomphe during the Liberation of Paris. - Found via LIFE.com

LIFE at the Liberation of Paris: A Photographer's Story

August 25, 1944: General Charles de Gaulle, who led the French government-in-exile for four years, at the Arc de Triomphe during the Liberation of Paris. - Found via LIFE.com

'ARCH OF TRIUMPH,' PARIS ON EVE OF WORLD WAR II (photo: History of France @ wikipedia)

'ARCH OF TRIUMPH,' PARIS ON EVE OF WORLD WAR II

'ARCH OF TRIUMPH,' PARIS ON EVE OF WORLD WAR II (photo: History of France @ wikipedia)

Luftwaffe men riding the Paris Metro - unlike French citizens, German soldiers rode for free.

Luftwaffe men riding the Paris Metro - unlike French citizens, German soldiers rode for free.

I just came across this photo of Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland that he signed for me 10 years ago! These two were both wonderfully talented - it's so sad that they're no longer with us. #vintage #classic #patsys #nyc

I just came across this photo of Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland that he signed for me 10 years ago! These two were both wonderfully talented - it's so sad that they're no longer with us. #vintage #classic #patsys #nyc

1944- While her mother watches, a young French girl is treated for wounds from German shell fire at an American field hospital in Carentan, France.

1944- While her mother watches, a young French girl is treated for wounds from German shell fire at an American field hospital in Carentan, France.

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