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More hidden treasures of the Wilder Museum of Warren County History

August 6, 2013
The Times Observer

This Nazi flag was captured and signed by Company I, 112 Infantry, 28th Infantry Division during the liberation of Paris or The Battle for Paris that occurred between August 19 and August 25, 1944, during WWII. Paris and the surrounding region had been governed by Nazi Germany since June, 1940. The French Resistance rose against the German garrison and received help from the U.S. Third Army under General Patton. On August 25, the German garrison commander and military governor of Paris surrendered. Victory parades were held in the city on August 26 & August 29, 1944, in which Company I paraded.

 
 

 

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