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" - 40 Of The Most Powerful Photographs Ever Taken.

World War 2 Uprising in Paris, August 1944

Czech citizens having to greet invading German troops, October 1938. This photo just haunts me.

Berlin and the Nazi empire is no more - Reichstag building is in flames but the German soldier displays bitterness and despair - April 1945.

'Hitler was descended from the Jews and Africans he hated' Adolf Hitler is likely to have been descended from both Jews and Africans, according to DNA tests. Samples taken from relatives of the Nazi leader show that he is biologically linked to the 'sub-human' races he sought to exterminate. Journalist Jean-Paul Mulders and historian Marc Vermeeren used DNA to track down 39 of the Fuhrer's relatives earlier this year. Hitler was 1/4 Jewish.

The Blitz, 1940

The Statue of Liberty torch before assembly

Children being evacuated out of London during the outbreak of World War II, 1939. William Vandivert

Paris, 1944. American troops marched down the Champs Elysees in Paris liberating the French capital from Nazi control.

The nurses behind the Nazi 'Super Race Children': Inside the Aryan breeding wards where boys and girls were given UV treatment if their hair turned brown

School children make their way to buses waiting to take them out of London. This photo was taken in September 1939, as evacuation plans were put into action.

Rudolf Höss, the first commandant of Auschwitz concentration camp, pitifully attempting to avoid the noose at Auschwitz.

A kamikaze pilot in WW2 prepares for his suicide mission against the US Navy. From: NEMESIS: THE BATTLE FOR JAPAN 1944-45 by Max Hastings, published by HarperPress

German machine gun nest, North Africa, circa 1941-1943.This either the MG 34, firing 850 rounds per minute or the MG 42, firing 1550 rounds per minute.Deadly beast!

The oldest surviving inmate of the Dachau concentration camp died at the begining of April 2013, aged 100. Leon Stepniak, a Polish priest, was arrested by the Gestapo in 1940 in the village of Klebowiec.He spent the next five years in Dachau, a site in south-east Germany which was the first concentration camp to be opened by the Nazi goverment.

Gare de L'Ouest train wreck at Montparnasse.

German Soldiers Marching in Paris

LIFE's Nazi Germany in color

Paris after the liberation of the Nazis. August 1944 as seen through LIFE.