Title: Paris délivré, par son peuple
Photographer(s): René Zuber, Robert Doisneau and various photographers
Publisher(s): Braun et Cie, Paris, French
Size: 24 x 32 cm
Print: Desfossés - Néogravure, Paris, French
Nation(s) and year(s) of Protest: French, 1945
August 1944 : Paris delivered by its people
To commemorate the Liberation of Paris, we offer you a journal that brings together black and white photographs by Boucher, Doisneau, Zuber, Laroche, Serge, Tracol and Bienvenu.
The photographic reportage looks back at events that took place from 18 to 26 August 1944.
A map of Paris on 23 August is illustrated with black dots indicating the location of barricades and black circles surrounding German strongpoints. A letter from Colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy can be found at the end of the newspaper.
Documentation of the turbulent events leading up to the surrender of the German garrison in Paris on August 25, 1944, by photographers active in the French resistance. "The hour of revenge" headlines the text describing the beginning of the battle on August 19th, with photographs showing armed men shooting from the windows of the police department. Barricaded streets and tanks patrolling, arrests and and attacks on tanks, resistance members barricading themselves, building walls with stones and sandbags on August 21st and 22nd.