Liberation of France

World War II: Fall of the Third Reich

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Liberation of France

World War II in Europe from Stalingrad to the fall of Berlin (30 August 1944)

Historical Map of Europe & the Mediterranean

Throughout July the Allies consolidated and reinforced their hold over Normandy. On August 5 they struck, sweeping south, east and west across France. Ten days later an additional force landed in southern France. French and American troops entered Paris on the 25th.

Main Events

Operation Bagration

Soviet offensive into Belorussian SSR and eastern Poland

Allies land in southern France

Allies liberate Paris

King Michael of Romania overthrows pro-Nazi Ion Antonescu

Slovak national uprising

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