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.
One picture, one flag and the story is for you to interpret.
Its one of the rarest photos where the subject and the background both are equally powerful.
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.
This is how a flower shop looked like in Paris, back in 1940.
Amazing!! When you get to see Adolf Hitler and his troupe get clicked in front of Eiffel Tower.
This picture is when the Parisian theater is overtaken by Nazi paraphernalia during the period of German occupation of France.
Wonderful photo showing the women on the go.
Armed fighter who are preparing themselves to face the war during German occupation.
The Nazi flags are hanging all across the street.
An image photographed by Andre Zucca to depict kids playing at the foot of Eiffel Tower.
A couple married in 1943 in Paris.
The Americans march through the Avenue des Champs-Élysées, which marks the liberation of Paris.
The banners and happy faces shows the happiness of Parisians after the expulsion of Germans.
The freedom can be seen and this photo speaks for itself.
The Japanese surrender and the American soldiers gathered to celebrate it, back in 1945
The Paris in 1946, when they were recovering from the after effects of World War 2.
In 1946, this museum was surrounded by loneliness and this photo just portrays the decades disorder during that time.
In 1947 Christian Dior launched his collection of dress and this revived the city of Paris as "pinnacle of haute couture."
The conference on European Economic Cooperation held in Paris in 1947.
An image captured by photographer Edouard Boubat shows these notorious two children outside a Paris storefront in the year 1948.
A beautiful snow loaded Paris in 1948
A painter is painting on the streets of Paris in 1949.