By Walter J. Boyne
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'I had idea that for me there may by no means back be any elation in warfare. yet I had reckoned with out the liberation of Paris - I had reckoned with out remembering that i'd be part of that richly ancient day. We have been in Paris at the first day - one of many nice days of all time. ' (Ernie Pyle, US conflict correspondent) The liberation of Paris used to be a momentous element in twentieth-century historical past, but it really is now principally forgotten outdoor France.
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