Share this post

user icon

Live

People Reading

This story now

Most Powerful Photos From Paris Before And After World War II- Devastation And Glory

The city of love Paris was not really what we think of it. Well today, we know it as one of the most sought after destination for any kind of celebration or occassion, but here is some piece of reality. This city in 1940 was a different story. These photos will take you through every part of the Paris, which it was back then.

Most Powerful Photos From Paris Before And After World War II- Devastation And Glory

Most Powerful Photos From Paris Before And After World War II- Devastation And Glory

754 396
  in Photography

A Nazi flag hanging during German invasion in Paris

A Nazi flag hanging during German invasion in Paris

One picture, one flag and the story is for you to interpret.

When Hitler gets photographed with the Eiffel Tower

When Hitler gets photographed with the Eiffel Tower

Its one of the rarest photos where the subject and the background both are equally powerful.

A Picture For False Propagation

A Picture For False Propagation

A women is seen walking up the stairs from metro station in Paris. Germans Propaganda used such pictures to falsely portray that Paris is a vibrant city.

Flower shops in 1940

Flower shops in 1940

This is how a flower shop looked like in Paris, back in 1940.

The German troupe and the Eiffel Tower

The German troupe and the Eiffel Tower

Amazing!! When you get to see Adolf Hitler and his troupe get clicked in front of Eiffel Tower.

When the Nazis overtake the Parisians

When the Nazis overtake the Parisians

This picture is when the Parisian theater is overtaken by Nazi paraphernalia during the period of German occupation of France.

Women On Their Bicycle

Women On Their Bicycle

Wonderful photo showing the women on the go.

Ready For The Fight

Ready For The Fight

Armed fighter who are preparing themselves to face the war during German occupation.

Its The Nazi Rule All Around

Its The Nazi Rule All Around

The Nazi flags are hanging all across the street.

Its Time To Play

Its Time To Play

An image photographed by Andre Zucca to depict kids playing at the foot of Eiffel Tower.

Happily Married

Happily Married

A couple married in 1943 in Paris.

The Liberated Paris

The Liberated Paris

The Americans march through the Avenue des Champs-Élysées, which marks the liberation of Paris.

Time For Celebration

Time For Celebration

The banners and happy faces shows the happiness of Parisians after the expulsion of Germans.

Victory For Paris

Victory For Paris

The freedom can be seen and this photo speaks for itself.

Calling For Peace

Calling For Peace

The Japanese surrender and the American soldiers gathered to celebrate it, back in 1945

Recovering From The Shadows Of World War 2

Recovering From The Shadows Of World War 2

The Paris in 1946, when they were recovering from the after effects of World War 2.

An Empty Louvre Museum

An Empty Louvre Museum

In 1946, this museum was surrounded by loneliness and this photo just portrays the decades disorder during that time.

The Dress From 'Dior'

The Dress From 'Dior'

In 1947 Christian Dior launched his collection of dress and this revived the city of Paris as "pinnacle of haute couture."

The Serious Conference

The Serious Conference

The conference on European Economic Cooperation held in Paris in 1947.

The Fun Of The Childhood

The Fun Of The Childhood

An image captured by photographer Edouard Boubat shows these notorious two children outside a Paris storefront in the year 1948.

Snowy Paris

Snowy Paris

A beautiful snow loaded Paris in 1948

Painting Away In Glory

Painting Away In Glory

A painter is painting on the streets of Paris in 1949.

Loved this? Spread it out then

comments Comment ()

Post as @guest useror
clear

clear
arrow_back

redo Pooja query_builder {{childComment.timeAgo}}

clear

clear
arrow_back

Be the first to comment on this story.

Report

close

Select you are Reporting

expand_more
  • +2351 Active user
Post as @guest useror

NSFW Content Ahead

To access this content, confirm your age by signing up.