[PIC GALLERY] WW2 Then & Now

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Parisians march through the Arc de Triomphe jubilantly waving flags of the Allied Nations as they celebrate the end of the war, May 8, 1945.


French citizens gather near the Arc de Triomphe to celebrate after France defeated Croatia in the final of the FIFA World Cup, this last Sunday.
 

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During the occupation, the Gestapo settles with the Ritz Hotel, Paris.
The swastika flew above the Eiffel Tower and other luxurious hotels ‘vanished behind shutters’, but at the Ritz, the suites were full. The hotel was ostensibly spared because Marie-Louise, the German-speaking widow of the founder, Cesar Ritz, was Swiss. Then, the Ritz was designated neutral territory, ‘a Switzerland in Paris’. (text from dailymail)

 

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This one is for you @Louis

Very poignant near the end of the video, the dead German soldier on the pavement and the same shot years later as though nothing happened.
 
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