The Liberation of Paris
On August 25, 1944, crowds of people line the Champs Elysees to watch the Allied soldiers ride into Paris through the Arc de Triomphe in tanks, half tracks and on and motorcycles. A large sign on the right side of the street reads, "Vive de Gaulle." On the left, another reads, "De Gaulle au pouvoir." French General Charles de Gaulle organized the "Free French Forces" in England during World War II and later became President of France.
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