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Paris relives joy of liberation, 70 years later

French President Francois Hollande reviews troops in front of Paris' town hall on August 25, 2014, during a ceremony to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Paris from Nazi occupation during World War IIÎle-de-Sein (France) (AFP) – President Francois Hollande led tributes to the French Resistance on Monday, as Paris celebrated the 70th anniversary of its joyful liberation after four long and bitter years of Nazi occupation in World War II. Soaked by a torrential downpour on the Ile de Sein off northwestern France, Hollande hailed the bravery of the tiny island’s population, who refused to accept their country’s occupation and fled to Britain to join the fight for France’s liberation. “A tiny parcel of land in the ocean, the Ile de Sein was in the vanguard, an example, an illustration of French patriotism,” he said.

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