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AUG 23, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Paris to celebrate end to Nazi rule 70 years later

Riffaud's solitary act provided an opening salvo for a popular uprising in Paris, which was spurred by the Allied landings in Normandy following four years of Nazi occupation. On Monday, Paris will mark the 70th anniversary of its freedom from Hitler's Third Reich with a day of tributes, including an outdoor ball, a speech at City Hall by President Francois ...

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AUG 15, 2014 - The Independent

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The other D-Day: France commemorates ‘forgotten invasion’

They call it “the other D-Day”. On Friday, 10 weeks after commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Normandy landings with world leaders, French President François Hollande paid tribute to those who fought to liberate France from Nazi occupation in the lesser-known Allied invasion of Provence on 15 August 1944.

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AUG 14, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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Hollande to lead 'southern D-Day' tributes, 70 years on

President Francois Hollande leads ceremonies on Friday to mark 70 years since the Allied invasion of southern France which, two months after D-Day, pushed the exhausted Nazi army back towards Germany and hastened the end of World War II in Europe. Joining Hollande will be 15 leaders from France's former African colonies, in recognition of the key role troops from ...

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