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The liberation of Paris - a limited edition photo booklet released About a month after the liberation

Opening price: $150

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LIBERATION DE PARIS - The liberation of Paris - historical days from August 19 to August 26, 1944 - a historical booklet published on September 28, 1944, only one month after the liberation of Paris, with about a hundred photographs documenting the city of Paris in the month it was liberated from the Nazi occupier. Published by O.P.G., Paris. The booklet released in a luxurious edition of 500 non-commercial copies numbered 1-500, and 1000 additional copies on glossy paper numbered 500-1500. The copy before us numbered 602.

The photographs are all described in English and French. In the photographs: German soldiers fleeing Paris, French soldiers in the police yard preparing for a shootout, French citizens dismantling fortifications and participating in the war effort, celebrations for the end of four years of occupation, German cars being captured by French citizens, 14-year-olds joining the liberation of Paris, the medical corps evacuating wounded during the battles , German prisoners being led through the streets, exciting victory celebrations, a minute's silence in memory of the fallen, photographs of street posters calling for the liberation of France, and more.

[96] pages. Each photograph over entire page. (about 100 photographs in total). Spine reinforced with glue. general condition good.

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70. The liberation of Paris - a limited edition photo booklet released About a month after the liberation