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Soldiers of the 4th U.S. Infantry Division look at the Eiffel Tower in Paris, after the French capital had been liberated on August 25, 1944.

Jeep: Soldiers of the U. Infantry Division look at the Eiffel Tower in Paris, after the French capital had been liberated on August

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Paris is by far my favorite place in the world. I love to travel and enjoy everywhere I go, but Paris holds a very special place in my heart that can never go away.

Santos-Dumont vaart met een zeppelin langs de Eiffeltoren / Zeppelin passing the Eiffel Tower

Santos-Dumont vaart met een zeppelin langs de Eiffeltoren / Zeppelin passing the Eiffel Tower.I have a bit of a thing about zeppelins.

Libération de Paris, 25 août 1944

An American soldier receives a kiss in gratitude for the liberation of Paris during World War II - August 25 1944

Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. – the oldest man in the first wave on D-Day Born into a family with honorable military traditions, President Theodore Roosevelt's eldest son distinguished himself with his courage on D-Day.

Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. – the oldest man in the first wave on D-Day

Brigadier General Theodore Roosevelt, Jr and his "Rough Rider" jeep in Italy, January

The French Resistance parade a German soldier through Paris, 1945

Free French Troops Escorting German Prisoner in Paris, 1944 by Unknown Artist

Major Richard "Dick" Winters (1918-2011) was a United States Army officer and decorated war veteran. He commanded Company "E", 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, during World War II, which was depicted in the acclaimed miniseries BAND OF BROTHERS.

Major Richard "Dick" Winters was a United States Army officer and decorated war veteran. He commanded Company "E", Battalion, Parachute Infantry Regiment, Airborne Division, during World War II.

D-Day.  Today, June 6th, 2015, marks the 71st anniversary of an event synonymous with courage, determination, perseverance, and gallantry.

The Normandy Invasion General Dwight D Eisenhower gives the order of the Day. "Full victory - nothing else" to paratroopers in England, just before they board their airplanes to participate in the first assault in the invasion of the continent of Europe.

Little Dutch girls escort American soldiers to a dance, 1944

American soldiers escort a group of Dutch children dressed up in traditional costume for a concert after the liberation in February, 1945 - this is just the sweetest picture ever. These big tall soldiers and those little doll babies!

The Statue of Liberty in Paris 1886, before it was disassembled and crated for its voyage to New York.  #Paris

Architecture, Statue Of Liberty In Paris, 1886, history

A woman collaborator and her baby, whose father is German, returns to her home after having her head shaven following the capture of Chartres by the Allies.

Such retaliation only perpetuates evil. Robert Capa - Chartres, France, August Just after the liberation of the town, this French woman who had had a baby with a German soldier has her head shaved as punishment.

Marines carrying the first flag up Iwo Jima. SO COOL!

Marines carrying the first flag up Mt. Suribachi on Iwo Jima.--The famous flag is the SECOND flag brought up there because the "first one wasn't big enough.

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La libération de Paris et des sentiments. / The liberation of Paris and emotions. / Août / August / By Robert Doisneau.

Victory against nazism

Airborne troops pose with a captured Nazi flag, two days after landing at Normandy.<<<<< You go Airborne!

1945 VE (Victory in Europe) Day TIMES SQUARE vintage photo Times Tower Toffenetti Restaurant NYC

1945 VE (Victory in Europe) Day - Times Square vintage photo Times Tower ~ Toffenetti Restaurant NYC.

England, leaving for the invasion of Normandy, June 1944.

After the liberation: Unpublished color photos of American troops posing happily with liberated Europeans... and defeated German enemies during World War II

D-Day in Color, Photographs from the Normandy Invasion The Infantry Division of the United States Army (The 'Big Red One') in Dorset, United Kingdom on June 1944 before departing for Omaha Beach. (Photo by Galerie Bilderwelt/Getty Images)