Today in History
August 25, 1944
Just 11 weeks after the Allied landing at Normandy, Free French and American troops roll triumphantly through the streets of Paris after liberating the city from four years of German occupation. Greeted by Parisians who had risen up against their occupiers, American journalist Ernie Pyle would report, “We all got kissed until we were red in the face, and I must say we enjoyed it.”
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We asked readers to tell us where they were and how they reacted to the news that World War II had ended. And what a response we got!
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