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  • Anja M

    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 are parisians and german officers on Champs Elysee on Bastille day in 1940.

  • Karen Sneddon

    WWII - German occupation of France - Page 5 - Stormfront

  • Helen Cadden

    German soldiers sit outside a Paris cafe on the Champs Elysees on Bastille Day in 1940. France was invaded by Nazi Germany earlier that year and was liberated in 1944

  • The American Library in Paris

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

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“Parisians — and untold numbers of refugees from other countries, trapped in Paris since the Germans captured the capital in 1940 — pour into the streets on August 25, 1944” via LIFE.

This is a picture that was taken in Paris on August 25th, 1944, where the people were occupying the streets with their bicycles, when at the time there wasn't many cars.

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.

300 Paris 28 10 07, via Flickr.

Chaise Rouge. a little bistro in Paris that I always try to visit whenever I'm there. The owners are a sweet couple who are friends with my mother & grandmother.

Parisians welcome Allied tanks into the city after its liberation. August 26, 1944.

Occupied Paris: Older Parisians visit the garbage in order to find something edible.

25 August 1944. Tens of thousands of Parisians come out to celebrate the end of the Occupation.

Liberation of Paris, 1944 | LIFE at the Liberation of Paris: A Photographer’s Story | LIFE.com Ralph Morse—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images Not originally published in LIFE. Parisians celebrate the liberation of the City of Light, August 1944.