Modern Paris and Paris 1940

Very interesting historical project of Sergey Larenkova. On each of his work combines modern Paris and Paris 1940.



By early June 1940 the main forces of the French armies were broken or cut off to the north. The road to Paris with the German troops had broken through was open. 14 July 1940 the German army entered Paris. Started during the occupation. Upper picture - Paris, 1940. Hitler leadership of the Reich at the Trocadero | Paris, 2010. Military governor, General Henri Fernand Denz declared Paris an "open city", the empty three-quarters of the capital a month after the beginning of Germany's active military operations against France, were without fighting German troops. Paris, 1940. German soldiers marching down the Arc de Triomphe.


Occupation of Paris
By early June 1940 the main forces of the French armies were broken or cut off to the north. The road to Paris with the German troops had broken through was open. 14 July 1940 the German army entered Paris. Started during the occupation. Upper picture - Paris, 1940. Hitler leadership of the Reich at the Trocadero | Paris, 2010. Military governor, General Henri Fernand Denz declared Paris an "open city", the empty three-quarters of the capital a month after the beginning of Germany's active military operations against France, were without fighting German troops. Paris, 1940. German soldiers marching down the Arc de Triomphe.





Remaining in Paris, residents were awakened by a speech from the speakers in French with a strong German accent on establishing a curfew from eight o'clock till five in the morning. It also stated: "The Parisians! In the next two days, troops of the Reich will take a solemn march to Paris, all stay home! "New authority to command all the clocks move forward one hour. Paris lived as a Nazi laws and Berlin time.

Paris, 1940. German cavalry in the streets of the occupied city.




Paris, 1940. Montmartre | Paris, 2010.



It turned out that the photo is the one restaurant, which in 1814 first called the "Bistro." According to legend, the name comes from the Russian Cossacks who wanted to eat quickly.
There is a story, according to which Hitler was able to climb the Eiffel Tower, as the elevators were knocked out do not want to obey the new authorities of the French. He could only be photographed against the backdrop of the towers.

Paris, 1940. Against the backdrop of the Eiffel Tower | Paris, 2010.




Paris, 1940. Parade of the occupiers on the Champs Elysees. | Paris, 2010




Paris, 1940. Rue de Rivoli. | Paris, 2010.




Paris, 1940. The parade of invaders | Paris, 2010.




Paris 1940. Wehrmacht at Place de la Concorde | Paris, 2010.




Paris, 1940. The parade of invaders from the Arc de Triomphe | Paris, 2010.




Paris, 1940. The parade of invaders from the Arc de Triomphe | Paris, 2010.




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




Liberation of Paris

Summer 1944. The Red Army liberated Belarus leads fight for Poland. Landed in Normandy on 6 June the Allies advance eastward. Plans for the American command did not include the immediate release of Paris, they rush to Germany.

Without waiting for the Americans, August 18, 1944 French Resistance fighters raised a rebellion in Paris. With extensive experience in the revolt and revolution in Paris residents go to the barricades.

Paris, 1944. Paris uprising. Barricade on the waterfront Grand Augustin | Paris, 2010.




To the credit of the Paris police, from the very beginning of the uprising actively sided with the people and with the resistance fighters clashed with the Nazis.

Paris, 1944. Parizhkoe rebellion. Place de la Concorde | Paris, 2010.




The uprising swept the city, the Germans entrenched in strongholds provide enhanced resistance, which finally succeeded in breaking with the approach of General Leclerc tank shell of troops fought the French, led by De Gaulle. Thus, 24 August, Paris was completely liberated by the French themselves. On the streets of Paris came a crowd of enthusiastic townspeople to meet liberators.

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




The protagonist of the liberation of Paris future French president General Charles De Gaulle marched at the head of the column on the Victory Day parade.

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




Solemn steps walked along the Champs-Elysees and the U.S. Marines, who for the liberation of Paris had no direct relationship, but his blood shed on French soil.

Paris, 1944. Parade in the liberation of Paris | Paris, 2010.




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




And yet Paris helped to liberate our fellow citizens who are former prisoners who participated in the Resistance, who also participated in the parade.

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