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

French citizens wave to the first American troops...

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

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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.

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"

Rosalie Weisner, survivor of Belsen Concentration Camp, kisses the hand of her liberator. 15th of April, 1945*

Flying from a splayed barrel of a Nazi ack-ack gun atop the citadel in St. Malo, France, "Old Glory" indicates the victory which American troops won after four days of concentrated assault on the city. Photo dated August 17, 1944, one day after the Germans surrendered. From the Webmaster's collection.