Paris commemorates end of Nazi occupation
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In August 1944 ordinary Parisians rose up, led by Resistance fighters supported by workers, women and even priests to throw off the Nazi yoke after four years. By NEWS WIRES (text) Following six days of street clashes, random attacks and armed barricades, they were joined by French and US soldiers and victory was confirmed. "Paris outraged! Paris broken! Paris martyred!" General Charles de Gaulle declared outside the city hall on August 25. "But Paris liberated! Liberated by itself. Liberated by its people."