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Crowds of French patriots line the Champs Elysees to view Allied tanks and half tracks pass through the Arc du Triomphe, after Paris was liberated on August 25, 1944  (LOC) | by The Library of Congress
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Crowds of French patriots line the Champs Elysees to view Allied tanks and half tracks pass through the Arc du Triomphe, after Paris was liberated on August 25, 1944 (LOC)

Downey, Jack,, photographer.

 

Crowds of French patriots line the Champs Elysees to view Allied tanks and half tracks pass through the Arc du Triomphe, after Paris was liberated on August 25, 1944

 

[1944 Aug. 26]

 

1 transparency : color.

 

Notes:

Number on jacket: K01; OWI number devised by Library staff.

Title from FSA or OWI agency caption.

Photo shows Free French tanks and half tracks of General Leclerc's 2nd Armored Division passing through the Arc du Triomphe in Paris, probably on August 26, 1944. Sign at left "De Gaulle au pouvoir" and sign at right "Vive De Gaulle." (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2009 and Wikimedia Commons)

Transfer from U.S. Office of War Information, 1944.

 

Subjects:

World War, 1939-1945

Crowds

Streets

Military parades & ceremonies

Champs-Elysses (Paris, France)

France--Paris

 

Format: Transparencies--Color

 

Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.

 

Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA, hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print

 

Part Of: Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Collection Lot 12002 (DLC) 93845501

 

General information about the FSA/OWI Color Photographs is available at hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.fsac

 

Higher resolution image is available (Persistent URL): hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/fsac.1a55001

 

Call Number: LC-USW36-1 A

  

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Taken circa 1939