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Paris Back to the Past

Paris, 1940. Hitler and the leadership of the Reich at the Trocadero. Paris, 2010

Paris, 1940. Hitler and the leadership of the Reich at the Trocadero. Paris, 2010

Paris Back to the Past. Russian photographer Sergey Larenkov has done a very interesting historical project. He combined modern Paris and Paris of 1940 in one photo. By the beginning of June 1940 the main forces of the French army had been broken or cut off to the north. The Road to Paris for German troops was open. July 14, 1940 the – German army entered Paris. The years of occupation began. The military governor, General Henri Fernand Denz declared Paris an “open city”, and German troops entered without fighting.

Paris, 1940. German soldiers marching at the Arc de Triomphe - Paris, 2010

Paris, 1940. German soldiers marching at the Arc de Triomphe – Paris, 2010

Paris began to live by the laws of the Nazi and Berlin time. Paris, 1940. German cavalry in the streets of the occupied city - Paris, 2010

Paris began to live by the laws of the Nazi and Berlin time. Paris, 1940. German cavalry in the streets of the occupied city – Paris, 2010

Paris, 1940. Montmartre. Paris, 2010

Paris Back to the Past

On the photo is the restaurant, which in 1814 first called “Bistro”. According to legend, the name comes from the Russian Cossacks, who wanted to eat quickly.

Paris, 1940. Background of the Eiffel Tower - Paris, 2010

Paris, 1940. Background of the Eiffel Tower – Paris, 2010

There is a story according to which Hitler could not climb the Eiffel Tower, as the elevators were broken by French.

Paris, 1940. Parade of the occupiers on the Elysees - Paris, 2010

Paris, 1940. Parade of the occupiers on the Elysees – Paris, 2010

Paris, 1940. Rue de Rivoli - Paris, 2010

Paris, 1940. Rue de Rivoli – Paris, 2010

Paris, 1940. Parade of occupants- Paris, 2010

Paris, 1940. Parade of occupants- Paris, 2010

Paris 1940. The Wehrmacht at Place de la Concorde - Paris, 2010

Paris 1940. The Wehrmacht at Place de la Concorde – Paris, 2010

Paris Back to the Past

Paris Back to the Past

Paris Back to the Past

Paris Back to the Past. Paris, 1940. Parade of the occupants at the Arc de Triomphe – Paris, 2010

Paris, 1940. German cavalry on the Avenue Foch - Paris, 2010

Paris, 1940. German cavalry on the Avenue Foch – Paris, 2010

Liberation of Paris. Summer, 1944. The Red Army liberated Belarus, fought for Poland. Landed in Normandy on 6 June allies are moving to the east. American command’s plans were not the immediate release of Paris, they eagered to Germany. Without waiting for the Americans on 18 August, 1944 the French Resistance fighters in Paris uprisinged. With extensive experience in the uprisings and revolutions, people went to the barricades of Paris.

Paris, 1944. Paris uprising

The barricade on the seafront Grand Augustin – Paris, 2010 – Paris police, from the beginning joined to people and fought with the Nazis

The barricade on the seafront Grand Augustin - Paris, 2010 - Paris police, from the beginning joined to people and fought with the Nazis

Paris, 1944. Paris rebellion. Concord Area – Paris, 2010

The uprising spread to the entire city, the Germans entrenched in the strongholds provide increased resistance, which finally managed to break with the approach of General Leclerc tank corps of troops fought in France, led by De Gaulle. Thus, August 24 Paris was liberated by the French themselves. On the streets of Paris came a crowd of enthusiastic residents to meet their liberators.

Paris Back to the Past

Paris, 29 August 1944. Victory Parade – Paris, 2010

Paris, 1944. De Gaulle led the parade in honor of the liberation of the city - Paris, 2010

Paris, 1944. De Gaulle led the parade in honor of the liberation of the city – Paris, 2010

Paris Back to the Past

Paris, 1944. The parade in liberated Paris – Paris, 2010

Paris Back to the Past

Paris, 1944. U.S. Marines on the Champs Elysees – Paris, 2010

And Paris helped to liberate Russian people from the former prisoners who participated in the Resistance, who also took part in the parade.

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