Pierre Jahan - Return of the works at the Louvre Museum (1945)
This is Rose Valland, one of the heroes of Nazi-Occupied France. An employee of the Louvre, she kept records of the art stolen by Nazi officers- what was taken, from where, and by who. She was instrumental in the postwar return of countless stolen pieces, and one of the most decorated women in French history.
Magazines scattered among the rubble of the heavily bombed town of Saint-Lô, Normandy, France, summer 1944. See more photos here.
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Practicing how to put gas masks on children, France 1940
US soldiers of I Company, 331st IR, 83rd Infantry Division, engage in street fighting with a German sniper in Saint-Malo, France - 8 August 1944
A German soldier stands guard in front of a defensive work at Cap Gris Nez, France. It was built by the Organisation Todt as part of the Atlantic Wall, (Bundesarchiv) 1942.
Canadians visit a small hamlet during the liberation of France, 1944.
A 2½-ton, 6x6, Amphibious Truck driving through the dunes in Normandy, France, 1944.
Boulevard Poissonnière, Paris, 1943
Two Nuns and a French family examine the ruins of the bombed Church of St. Malo, in Valognes, France, near Cherbourg; July 1944. (via)
A German shell strikes the Cathedral of Rheims. France, 1916.
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