Armed Might that Gladdened the Heart of France
Thousands of U.S. Troops, with tanks and other armoured vehicles passed through the streets of Paris on August 29, 1944, on their way to the front. In a two-hour procession massed infantrymen marched down the Avenue des Champs Elysées to the Place de la Concorde, where Lieut.-General Omar Bradley, commander of the 12th Army Group, and General Charles de Gaulle took the salute. In the background is the Arc de Triomphe, draped with the Tricolour. Photo, Associated Press.