The past weekend was all about the decisive allied intervention in Normandy that turned the tide of the Second World War.
For Paris, liberation was not too far in the future.
But, one would imagine that the atmosphere would have been tense and uncertain in occupied Paris.
Late Night News
On the 10th of June, the British tract, Le Courrier de l’air would be printed and then delivered over the course of the following days, overhead and at night, to occupied areas of France, informing them about the success on the beaches of Normandy.
The experience of the city remained that of an occupied territory. The sights, sounds, and the broader sensory experience of Paris were oppressive, one might imagine.
Here are a few images of the time that I found striking, while combing through archives of the time: