Parisparademarks75yearssinceliberation-GlobalTimes

load_file(“/includes/top.html”);load_file(“/includes/navmenu.html”);HOMEODDParis parade marks 75 years since liberationSource:AFP Published: 2019/8/26 17:23:40load_file(“/includes/article_shareup.html”);Flag-waving Parisians in period costume thronged the streets Sunday as armored vehicles rumbled through the city in a re-enactment of the liberation of the capital from Nazi Germany 75 years ago.Military vehicles entered the city from the south, using the same route taken by the first Allied division — led by French General Philippe Leclerc — to reach the city in August 1944.To try recreate the scenes of rejoicing that their arrival triggered, some residents and business owners decorated their balconies and shopfronts with French flags.Some participants in the “Freedom Parade” also gamely answered a call by the city of Paris to sport 1940s garb — high-waisted skirts for the women and trousers with braces and berets for the men.Rene Gonin, a 99-year-old retired mason, recalled the long wait for the Allied forces to to arrive — and the ensuing euphoria when they rolled in, with women clambering onto tanks to offer roses to the soldiers and crowds dancing in the streets through the night.A week before the Allies arrived in Paris, Resistance members had already launched a bid for freedom, erecting barricades and carrying out attacks on German troops, triggering bloody street clashes. A new museum on the Nazi occupation and liberation of Paris was inaugurated Sunday in the south of city.RELATED ARTICLES:Musical ‘Notre-Dame de Paris’ comes to Tianqiao Performing Arts Center Annual Paris Plage event held at banks of River SeineBastille Day celebrated in ParisPosted in: WORLD/* * * CONFIGURATION VARIABLES: EDIT BEFORE PASTING INTO YOUR WEBPAGE * * */var disqus_shortname = globaltimes; // required: replace example with your forum shortnamevar disqus_identifier = 1162691;/* * * DONT EDIT BELOW THIS LINE * * */(function () {var dsq = document.createElement(script); dsq.type = text/javascript; dsq.async = true;dsq.src = https:// + disqus_shortname + .disqus.com/embed.js;(document.getElementsByTagName(head)[0] || document.getElementsByTagName(body)[0]).appendChild(dsq);})();Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus.blog comments powered by Disqusload_file(“/includes/channel_right.html”);load_file(“/includes/footer.html”);$(document).ready(function($){$(“#channel-list .row-content”).each(function(){  if($(this).children().length==1){$(this).children().css(width,100%);}
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