August 25, 1944: Paris Liberated from Nazi Occupation
On this day in 1944, after four years of Nazi occupation, the city of Paris was liberated by Allied forces. During the occupation, France experienced complications related to having to house the 300,000 members of the occupying German army. Food and resources were sparse and citizens were forced to work against their will for the German war effort.
Check out this Ken Burns timeline, which outlines major events and photographs in World War II from 1939 to 1945.
Photo: Library of Congress