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Liberation Of Paris WWII Roll Tanguy Fabien


Original vintage World War Two poster commemorating the Liberation of Paris military battle that took place from 18 to 24 August 1944 between France and Nazi Germany resulting in the freedom of the French capital after four years of Nazi occupation in northern and western France. Dynamic artwork by Rene Brantonne (1903-1979) features a dramatic illustration of soldiers and civilians with guns and other weapons crowded by barricades with a tank in the Place de la Republique city square by the Monument a la Republique depicting Marianne (the personification of France) and historical buildings and trees in the background, smaller images of Colonel Roll Tanguy and Colonel Fabien are displayed above the battle scene with the date. Henri Roll-Tanguy (1908-2002) was a communist leader, fighter and commander of the French Forces of the Interior in the Ile-de-France. Pierre Georges (Colonel Fabien; 1919-1944) was a member of the French Communist Party who organised the Free French Forces and fought against the German Nazi occupation. Fair condition, restored paper losses, restored folds, restored creasing, staining, foxing, backed on linen.

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