Liberation of Paris

This photo of Parisians surrounded by Allied tanks was taken shortly after the liberation of Paris in August, 1944.

With the U.S. Third Army approaching the city, the French Forces of the Interior staged an uprising against the German garrison which had occupied Paris since 1940. After six days of fighting, the German garrison surrendered.

After the liberation, Sollie Kaplan was assigned to Paris with Headquarters, Seine Section of the Theater Service Forces, European Theater.


Photograph from the Lt. Sollie Kaplan Collection