Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Cigar Box - Liberation of Paris



Contents of The Cigar Box - most from 1943-1945
Property of Lieutenant Thomas Ray Edward "Bud" Seale.
Enlisted:  Royal Canadian Engineers Sept 1940
Transferred:  RCASC 1st Bridge Company, then 85th Bridge 9 Jun 1941
Transferred:  15th Field Reg't, Royal Canadian Artillery


Postcard booklet of 10 photos of the Liberation of Paris August 16-26 1944
Booklet is bound and is 6¼" x 4¼".
The postcards are perforated at the binding edge for easy removal from the booklet.



Liberation of Paris 19-16 August 1944
10 real photographs

General de Gaulle in head of the Official Procession on the Champs-Elysées
26th of August 1944


American troops parade in the Champs-Elysées 


Trying to open flat for scanning would break the binding, so I won't scan any others.


Other photos are:

  • Barricade Rue St Jacques
  • German prisoners passing before the Town Hall
  • French girls welcome to American troops
  • General Bradley and General Koenig at the Unknown Soldier's tomb
  • General Koenig with General Leclerc's troops at the Triumphal Arch
  • The crowd, Avenue de l'Opera
  • General Leclerc's troops parade in the Rue Rivoli
  • American Artillery - Place de la Concorde


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