06 maio 2019

The End of the Paris Occupation

On the 19th of August, 1944, German tanks roared down the Champs-Elysees and the first clashes began between the occupying German forces and French Resistance fighters. In the two months since D-Day, the combined British and American forces had slowly but steadily advanced. Everything had fallen before them, and now, it was time to take Paris. Hitler’s orders were clear: if the enemy attacked Paris, it “must not fall into the enemy’s hand except lying in complete debris.” In other words, the Germans were ordered to hold Paris or destroy it.

We all know Paris was not destroyed. At 3:30 pm on August 25th, the German governor Dietrich von Choltitz surrendered. von Choltitz later wrote that he thought Hitler was insane and so he deliberately disobeyed Hitler’s orders. It now appears more likely that he was persuaded by the municipal council chairman Pierre Taittinger, but whatever the reason, Paris was liberated with no further bloodshed or destruction.

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Liftoff of SpaceX's CRS-17 Dragon Cargo Craft


SpaceX's Dragon lifted off on a Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, Saturday, May 4.

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VISIT –> www.all-about-psychology.com/sigmund-freud.html for Sigmund Freud information and resources.

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Happy birthday Sigmund. Born on this day, 1856. VISIT...



Happy birthday Sigmund. Born on this day, 1856. VISIT –> www.all-about-psychology.com/sigmund-freud.html for Sigmund Freud information and resources. #SigmundFreud #Freud

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