Hôtel de Ville - Paris, Île-de-France, France
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
N 48° 51.390 E 002° 21.108
31U E 452453 N 5411706
Quick Description: On 25 August 1944 Gen DeGaulle said, ”We are here in Paris – Paris which stood erect and rose in order to free herself. Paris oppressed, downtrodden and martyred but still Paris – free now, freed by the hands of Frenchmen, ...."
Location: Île-de-France, France
Date Posted: 3/22/2021 12:34:04 PM
Waymark Code: WM1403K
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache
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Long Description:
"The Paris City Hall, l’Hôtel de Ville, was next to be liberated, seized by a small group of Resistance fighters on the morning of August 20. They managed to hold out until the 2nd Division tanks reached the building on the evening of the 24th. Bullet holes and a plaque on the northwestern corner of the building, next to rue de Rivoli, remain proof of their efforts. On his arrival in Paris on August 26, General de Gaulle made one of his most famous speeches from the balcony of l’Hôtel de Ville: ”We are here in Paris. Paris, which stood erect and rose in order to free herself. Paris oppressed, downtrodden, and martyred but still Paris—free now, freed by the hands of Frenchmen, the capital of Fighting France, France the great eternal!" " (from (visit link) )
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