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Topic - Michael Neiberg
The French people sloughed off years of national shame in one glorious summer month in 1944 when, with only minimal assistance from Allied armies, they evicted German troops from Paris. Albert Camus, writing in the clandestine newspaper Combat, spoke of Paris returning to its historic role of purging tyranny with the "blood of free men."
As Mr. Neiberg writes, any effort to "free Paris" was further complicated by military strategy.