Paris Gets Liberated Today

liberationOn the 70th anniversary of The Liberation of Paris, the Hotel de Ville (in the Marais, with its own eponymous metro stop) commemorates one of the most important events in 20th century French history. Told through posters, photographs, newspapers, as well as memorabilia, the exhibit goes from Thursday, August 17, 1944 and the suspension of the National Radio to the arrival of Captain Dronne to City Hall Thursday, August 24, followed the next day by the 2nd Armored Division and General de Gaulle, signing the defeat of Germany in Paris.

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