Paris then and now: 11 November 1918 footage

It’s at a great price that Paris is one of the greatest places to live and study. Thanks to the sacrifice of men and women who selflessly sacrificed for a cause greater than themselves – we walk and live in a beautifully free, elegant city. A critical milestone in entrenching France and Paris’ place in the ‘free world’ was the armistice of 1918that France commemorates today, as a public holiday. This time in 1918 Paris was electric with excitement at the end of the ‘war to end all wars’. The footage here gives a bit of insight into this day in historical perspective. Viewed in hindsight, there is a lot to be thankful for to be living freely and under vastly different circumstances.