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A GI from Des Moines receives a kiss of welcome from an elderly French couple after American troops liberated their town of St. Sauvuer in August 1944 (WW2)

American troops in tank passing the Arc de Triomphe after the liberation of Paris, August 1944.

American Army trucks parade down the Champs-Elysées the day after the liberation of Paris by French and Allied troops, August 1944

In the aftermath of the D-Day invasion, two boys watch from a hilltop as American soldiers drive through the town of St. Lo. France, 1944.

American troops of the 28th Infantry Division march down the Avenue des Champs-Élysées, Paris, in the `Victory' Parade. August 1944

WWII U.S. Troops Entering Paris Get Kisses for French Girls Original Press Photo

1944- American troops entering Paris get kissed by French girls, joyful over their liberation from Nazi rule.

Soldiers of the 4th U.S. Infantry Division look at the Eiffel Tower in Paris, after the French capital had been liberated on August 25, 1944.

Crowds of French patriots line the Champs Elysees to view Allied tanks and half tracks pass through the Arc du Triomphe, after Paris was liberated on August 25, 1944 "Vive deGaulle"