A DUKW amphibious truck with a load of blood and medical personnel, southern French coast, 26 Aug 1944Charles de Gaulle and his entourage at the Arc de Triomphe, Paris, France, 26 Aug 1944Crowds fill the Place de la Concorde celebrating the liberation of Paris, France, 26 Aug 1944.French 2nd Armored Division troops and vehicles parading through the Arc de Triomphe down the Avenue des Champs-Élysées, Paris, France, 26 Aug 1944
A DUKW amphibious truck with a load of blood and medical personnel, southern French coast, 26 Aug 1944Charles de Gaulle and his entourage at the Arc de Triomphe, Paris, France, 26 Aug 1944Crowds fill the Place de la Concorde celebrating the liberation of Paris, France, 26 Aug 1944.French 2nd Armored Division troops and vehicles parading through the Arc de Triomphe down the Avenue des Champs-Élysées, Paris, France, 26 Aug 1944
French civilians seeking cover as an unexpected German sniper opened fire at a group of American soldiers, Paris, France, 26 Aug 1944LtGen George Patton as he prepares to offer congratulations to his Third Armored Division for sweeping across northern France and crossing the River Seine northwest of Paris, 26 Aug 1944Oliver Leese, Winston Churchill, and Harold Alexander at LeeseOliver Leese, Winston Churchill, and Harold Alexander at Leese
French civilians seeking cover as an unexpected German sniper opened fire at a group of American soldiers, Paris, France, 26 Aug 1944LtGen George Patton as he prepares to offer congratulations to his Third Armored Division for sweeping across northern France and crossing the River Seine northwest of Paris, 26 Aug 1944Oliver Leese, Winston Churchill, and Harold Alexander at Leese's headquarters near Monte Maggio, Italy, 26 Aug 1944, photo 1 of 4Oliver Leese, Winston Churchill, and Harold Alexander at Leese's headquarters near Monte Maggio, Italy, 26 Aug 1944, photo 2 of 4
Oliver Leese, Winston Churchill, and Harold Alexander at LeeseOliver Leese, Winston Churchill, and Harold Alexander at LeesePolish resistance fighter with captured German Kar98k rifle, 13/15 Dluga Street, Warsaw, Poland, late Aug 1944Simone Segouin with MP 40 submachine gun, Paris area, France, late Aug 1944
Oliver Leese, Winston Churchill, and Harold Alexander at Leese's headquarters near Monte Maggio, Italy, 26 Aug 1944, photo 3 of 4Oliver Leese, Winston Churchill, and Harold Alexander at Leese's headquarters near Monte Maggio, Italy, 26 Aug 1944, photo 4 of 4Polish resistance fighter with captured German Kar98k rifle, 13/15 Dluga Street, Warsaw, Poland, late Aug 1944Simone Segouin with MP 40 submachine gun, Paris area, France, late Aug 1944
USS Missouri resting at anchor in the Gulf of Paria off Port of Spain, Trinidad during her shakedown cruise, Aug 26, 1944. Note K-class airship overhead.
USS Missouri resting at anchor in the Gulf of Paria off Port of Spain, Trinidad during her shakedown cruise, Aug 26, 1944. Note K-class airship overhead.


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