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Paris Back to the Past

Paris Back to the Past. Hitler and the leadership of the Reich at the Trocadero

Hitler and the leadership of the Reich at the Trocadero. 1940 and 2010. Paris Back to the Past

Paris Back to the Past
Russian photographer Sergey Larenkov has done a very interesting historical project. In particular, 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. And the Road to Paris for German troops was open. July 14, 1940 the – German army entered Paris. Thus, 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 cavalry on the Avenue Foch - Paris, 2010

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

The uprising spread to the entire city. Entrenched in the strongholds, providing 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 French themselves liberated Paris. On the streets of Paris came a crowd of enthusiastic residents to meet their liberators.

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

Paris Back to the Past

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