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Paris. August 1944 of the year

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Original (uncoloured) color photographs of Paris taken in August by 1944 photojournalist Frank Sechel.



US army trucks are moving down Avenue Champs Elysees a day after the liberation of Paris




Parisians welcome Americans


Paris. August 1944 of the year


Citizens hang out of the windows of the American and French flags. Avenue Champs Elysees




American tank under the Arc de Triomphe



Parisians are still on bikes



Frenchwoman with american soldiers



American soldiers near the monument to the First World War



Demonstration of Parisians after the liberation of the city



Poster, glorifying allies



Parade. 26 August 1944. Although the Soviet troops did not participate in the liberation of Paris, the flag of the USSR, along with the American and British, also participated in the parade









Parisians stand on tanks allies at the Hotel de Ville, celebrating the liberation of the capital




Propaganda poster



The French carry American and British flags on the day of the parade in Paris. 26 August 1944



French resistance fighter Simone Segouin, also known as Nicole Mine. Born in 1925. This girl became famous in the battles for Chartres and Paris. In Chartres, she personally captured 25 German soldiers, and in Paris, commanding a small detachment, she was able, ahead of the Allied forces, to knock the Germans out of a small area. For exceptional courage and dedication in 1946, she was awarded de Gaulle a Military Cross and was given the rank of lieutenant, although she never served in the army



Parisians welcome the Allies on the Champs Elysees, near the Arc de Triomphe



General George Marshall, Chief of Staff of the US Armed Forces, shakes hands with Brigadier General Charles de Gaulle. 26 August 1944



The last great Frenchman is Charles de Gaulle. 26 August 1944
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  1. Hairy Siberian
    Hairy Siberian 24 May 2014 07: 50
    +11
    Paris was not liberated by allied forces.
    Without waiting for the Americans, on August 18, 1944, fighters of the French Resistance raise an uprising in Paris. The uprising swept the whole city, the Nazis, who were seated at strong points, showed increased resistance, which they finally managed to break with the approach of the tank corps of General Leclerc from the troops of the French Battle, led by De Gaulle. Thus, on August 24, Paris was completely liberated by the forces of the French themselves.
    1. max702
      max702 24 May 2014 10: 19
      +3
      Here you are about the liberation of the city of Paris http://samlib.ru/n/nikolaj_b_d/mg-2429f.shtml there is a little more about the French machine gun, very informative ..
    2. makst83
      makst83 24 May 2014 15: 32
      +13
      "Parisians welcome Americans" - they also met the fascists!
      1. asadov
        asadov 24 May 2014 20: 53
        +8
        Yeah, and our Cossacks were met in 1814.
        1. Turkir
          Turkir 25 May 2014 11: 33
          +4
          This is how the word "bistro" appeared from the Russian Cossacks.
      2. The comment was deleted.
      3. Cossack23
        Cossack23 25 May 2014 02: 48
        +7
        all the French ........... even the Germans said, these people defeated us too. our victory and no need to share with anyone they all sat for 4 years and watched how millions of Russian children of their land died in vain. it was not a world war, it was our war against fascism nourished by the West.
      4. cdrt
        cdrt 25 May 2014 20: 12
        0
        Quote: makst83
        "Parisians welcome Americans" - they also met the fascists!


        Alternatively gifted detective.
        Is there evidence in the form of real non-fake pictures?
    3. Free Island
      Free Island 24 May 2014 23: 52
      +8
      Quote: Hairy Siberian
      Paris was not liberated by allied forces.

      So it says "American troops ON THE NEXT DAY AFTER the liberation of Paris!"))) Just as American troops entered World War II after the victory of the USSR, American troops bombed Berlin after the USSR took it and so on))) freeloaders , hula ....
    4. Turkir
      Turkir 24 May 2014 23: 58
      +2
      Absolutely right. smile
    5. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 26 May 2014 19: 09
      +1
      Alas, a beautiful bike invented by De Gaulle later. Guerrillas began fights
      on the streets, but it was not at all drawn to the liberation of the city.
      De Gaulle and Leclerc even landed in Normandy only through
      a week after the start of surgery.
      Not that they were cowardly, but terribly touchy and ambitious -
      being under the command of the British and the Americans was lower from
      dignity.
  2. super-vitek
    super-vitek 24 May 2014 07: 51
    +16
    Unfortunately, yes "the last great" !!! If he even for a minute saw this rapidly "obsessed" French society, it seems to me that he just died of grief right there !!!
    1. Free Island
      Free Island 24 May 2014 23: 54
      +7
      if Napoleon knew what would happen to France and the entire Geyropa, then upon reaching Russia he would surrender with his troops immediately and stay here to live :))))))
      1. zavesa01
        zavesa01 25 May 2014 20: 20
        +2
        Even before becoming the head of France, he wanted to serve Russia.
    2. Turkir
      Turkir 25 May 2014 00: 04
      +3
      He died of grief.
      He also said that it is difficult to manage a nation with more than 200 varieties of cheese.
      When the birth rate in France fell in the 50s, posters appeared on the freeways with the following content: Frenchman do not drink wine more than 1 liter (!) Per day, remember your offspring.
      Cheerful French people.
      1. cdrt
        cdrt 25 May 2014 20: 17
        0
        Quote: Turkir
        He died of grief.
        He also said that it is difficult to manage a nation with more than 200 varieties of cheese.
        When the birth rate in France fell in the 50s, posters appeared on the freeways with the following content: Frenchman do not drink wine more than 1 liter (!) Per day, remember your offspring.
        Cheerful French people.


        Well, yes, like his people Hitler prevented him. He did not want to die entirely for the sake of Napoleon's desired European domination.
        laughing
  3. Agent 008
    Agent 008 24 May 2014 08: 17
    +8
    I somehow prefer the photo where our Berlin is freed ...
  4. ruslan207
    ruslan207 24 May 2014 08: 31
    +13
    Something in 41 they did not seek to liberate Paris and in 44 when the red army made its way to Berlin
    1. cdrt
      cdrt 25 May 2014 20: 18
      0
      Quote: ruslan207
      Something in 41 they did not seek to liberate Paris and in 44 when the red army made its way to Berlin


      Is this the summer of 1944 the Red Army made its way to Berlin? Why not in 1942, 1943? laughing
      1. zhekazs
        zhekazs 26 May 2014 01: 08
        +2
        Well, he wrote it right. Where else did the Red Army make its way? Not to Washington. Read when the tipping point of the Second World War.
  5. saag
    saag 24 May 2014 08: 48
    +1
    Quote: ruslan207
    Something in '41 they did not seek to liberate Paris

    Who are the Americans or something, and when did they enter the war with Germany?
    1. ruslan207
      ruslan207 24 May 2014 09: 44
      +1
      So why haven't you entered before?
      1. Aaron Zawi
        Aaron Zawi 24 May 2014 09: 49
        +1
        Quote: ruslan207
        So why haven't you entered before?

        So ours began to bomb Berlin with 41, and not with 39. Each country seeks its own interests.
        1. max702
          max702 24 May 2014 10: 20
          +2
          You said very correctly about "interests" ..
        2. cdrt
          cdrt 25 May 2014 20: 21
          0
          Quote: Aaron Zawi
          Quote: ruslan207
          So why haven't you entered before?

          So ours began to bomb Berlin with 41, and not with 39. Each country seeks its own interests.


          They didn’t start to bomb, but they bombed a little bit. Still, mass raids on Berlin have been Angles and years since 1943. Prior to this - propaganda of us and the Angles, no more
      2. cdrt
        cdrt 25 May 2014 20: 19
        0
        Quote: ruslan207
        So why haven't you entered before?


        Given that no one attacked them - why should they have entered before the end of 1941 ???
        We, too, until June 21, 1941 were one of the main suppliers of strategic raw materials for Germany ...
    2. ruslan207
      ruslan207 24 May 2014 09: 44
      0
      So why haven't you entered before?
      1. cdrt
        cdrt 25 May 2014 20: 22
        0
        Quote: ruslan207
        So why haven't you entered before?


        Any country is fighting based on its interests. So why was America fighting before it became in their interests ???
  6. 30143
    30143 24 May 2014 09: 30
    +2
    Interesting photos. We used to look only in black and white. And here is a feeling of unreality. Unusually.
    1. Isum
      Isum 24 May 2014 11: 22
      +3
      And here is a feeling of unreality.

      That you correctly noticed. That the United States would release someone, it somehow looks unrealistic .....
      1. cdrt
        cdrt 25 May 2014 20: 25
        0
        Quote: IZUM
        And here is a feeling of unreality.

        That you correctly noticed. That the United States would release someone, it somehow looks unrealistic .....


        All Italy, France, Benelux Americans considers liberators.
        Everywhere Sherman monuments are.
        As well as the Philippines, South Korea, part of Indonesia.
    2. cdrt
      cdrt 25 May 2014 20: 23
      0
      Quote: 30143
      Interesting photos. We used to look only in black and white. And here is a feeling of unreality. Unusually.


      Now on the Internet there are color photographs of the life of Moscow in 1931. In general, everything looks so unusual laughing
  7. padonok.71
    padonok.71 24 May 2014 10: 52
    +8
    Americans on a Kübelwagen - funny. But Parisians do not care with whom, not long ago there were photos with the Wehrmachtmans, the same "affectionate" were. Frogs - what you can take.
    1. zavesa01
      zavesa01 25 May 2014 20: 21
      0
      Forgive her .. ducks. What were these and remained.
  8. Free wind
    Free wind 24 May 2014 11: 08
    +10
    After the war, the French executed more than 6000 women, for cohabiting with the Germans, not for cooperating with the Germans, not for opposing French activities, not for crimes against citizens, but for cohabitation. In the USSR, of course, they did not stroke the head for this, but they didn’t shoot it for sure. Attacks of course the photos are beautiful. it is very unusual to see modern quality in those years.
    1. cdrt
      cdrt 25 May 2014 20: 27
      +1
      Quote: Free Wind
      After the war, the French executed more than 6000 women, for cohabiting with the Germans, not for cooperating with the Germans, not for opposing French activities, not for crimes against citizens, but for cohabitation. In the USSR, of course, they did not stroke the head for this, but they didn’t shoot it for sure. Attacks of course the photos are beautiful. it is very unusual to see modern quality in those years.


      In the USSR, women who lived with the Germans were shot and put in camps until 1956. A fact not to be discussed.
  9. parus2nik
    parus2nik 24 May 2014 11: 22
    +5
    The Americans, as always, for a free gift ... like they freed Paris ...
    1. cdrt
      cdrt 25 May 2014 20: 27
      0
      Quote: parus2nik
      The Americans, as always, for a free gift ... like they freed Paris ...


      Normandy, Falese, Cannes is a darma yes ...
  10. nnz226
    nnz226 24 May 2014 16: 47
    +2
    In 1940, these frogmen greeted the Germans, in 1944 - Americans, now - Arabs !!! Ready to welcome anyone, just not to fight for themselves and their country ...
  11. Free Island
    Free Island 24 May 2014 23: 57
    0
    I did not understand the meaning of the article .. well, pictures, so what ... ?? what did the author want to tell everyone this? :))) to show once again that the Americans are very big fans of grabbing a freebie? grab a freebie for oil, gold, territories and someone else's VICTORY? :))))
    I liked the photo "Parisians hang out of the windows pissing striped mattresses for three years of war, Avenue Champs Elysees"
    1. Turkir
      Turkir 25 May 2014 00: 10
      +1
      Photos speak for themselves. Already historical.
      The effect of presence is important to me.
      The photo conveys the atmosphere of those days.
      This is sometimes better than many words ..
  12. Rubon
    Rubon 25 May 2014 00: 02
    +2
    I read the memoirs of an American serviceman, as he put it, felt like kings, they had cigarettes, chocolate, chewing gum, American dollars, women were just too much, the best time of his youth! drinks
    1. cdrt
      cdrt 25 May 2014 20: 30
      +1
      Quote: Rubon
      I read the memoirs of an American serviceman, as he put it, felt like kings, they had cigarettes, chocolate, chewing gum, American dollars, women were just too much, the best time of his youth! drinks


      Well ... and cigarettes, and chocolate. Yes, and just a bunch of young handsome guys in uniform, funny, liberators, in the girls they really had a hang up :-)))
      I read somewhere that in the 50s the number of children with French from one of the parents in the family in the USA doubled to the pre-war laughing
  13. Turkir
    Turkir 25 May 2014 11: 27
    +3
    French resistance fighter Simone Segouin, also known as Nicole Mine.

    I wanted to draw the attention of TopWar readers that miniskirts appeared already in 1944!
    I myself did not know this. repeat
    1. AX
      AX 25 May 2014 12: 26
      +3
      She is in shorts ... hi
  14. La-5
    La-5 25 May 2014 14: 41
    +1
    The last photo and caption reflects modern reality - "The last great Frenchman - Charles de Gaulle. August 26, 1944"
    1. cdrt
      cdrt 25 May 2014 20: 32
      0
      Quote: La-5
      The last photo and caption reflects modern reality - "The last great Frenchman - Charles de Gaulle. August 26, 1944"


      Well, what about Chirac?
  15. Munchhausen
    Munchhausen 25 May 2014 15: 36
    +1
    Quote: ruslan207
    So why haven't you entered before?


    They entered when an obvious favorite was drawn, otherwise there was a risk of putting the wrong horse.
    1. cdrt
      cdrt 25 May 2014 20: 33
      0
      Quote: Munchhausen
      Quote: ruslan207
      So why haven't you entered before?


      They entered when an obvious favorite was drawn, otherwise there was a risk of putting the wrong horse.


      Not certainly in that way. When waiting without participating in the war, it was already beginning to threaten the opportunity to take advantage of the victory.
      Which, in fact, is an example of Roosevelt's maximum wisdom
  16. Large52
    Large52 25 May 2014 23: 17
    +1
    All the same, what is different and we had a war ... Compared to the cities of Eastern Europe, Paris did not suffer. Yes, they and men are full of civilians on the street!
    View our old pictures - only women, old people and children meet the troops.
    The Germans themselves during the war were in France as on vacation ... then to Russia to death or captivity.