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Pont Neuf/Quai de Conti (Liberation of Paris)

© Bibliothèque Nationale de France
FRA near Paris

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nwolpert published on 01/28/2017 3:47 p.m. :
nwolpert

Barricade on the Pont Neuf at the intersection with the Quai de Conti, August 1944.

Since 1940, Paris had been occupied by German troops. As the Allied army approached the capital, this encouraged the Parisian population to resist. It came to a general strike, followed by open revolts. Everywhere in the city barricades were erected, and around the 20th of August, the Resistance took control of the city. Although militarily inefficient, these barricades had symbolic character for of the Paris uprising.

Lena wrote on 01/29/2017 8:16 a.m. :
Lena

Super Aufnahme, aber mit dem Datum stimmt etwas nicht! ;-)

Super shot, but with the date something is wrong! ;-)

nwolpert wrote on 01/29/2017 8:25 a.m. :
nwolpert

Danke, ist korrigiert ;-)

Thanks, is corrected ;-)


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