Paris, France

  • Location: Paris Department
  • Latitude: 48° 48 N
  • Longitude: 2° 20 E
  • Founded: 3rd Century BC
  • WW2 Liberation Date: August 25, 1944

Paris, the capitol of France, was captured by German forces on June 13, 1940. The northern third of France was given over to German rule, while the rest of the country was controlled by a puppet government based in Vichy. The city was liberated on August 25, 1944 by the 2nd Armored Division, a Free French force that was given the honor of being the first Allied unit to enter the city.