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The liberation of Paris as it happened, 70 years on

© © AFP Archives | A Free France soldier is cheered by crowd at City Hall in Paris, August 1944.

Text by Joseph BAMAT

Latest update : 2014-08-26

On August 25, 1944, French resistance fighters and Allied troops freed Paris from Nazi rule. Follow FRANCE 24's live tweets for an hour-by-hour account of this World War II milestone, from General De Gaulle's victory speech to the German surrender.

If you have problems viewing our coverage, press Refresh or F5.The tweetbox may not correctly display on some smartphones and tablets. You can follow @josephbamat on Twitter for live tweets on the liberation of Paris.

 

 

 

Date created : 2014-08-25

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