The Liberation of Paris, also known as the Battle for Paris,took place from August 19 to August 25, 1944. It is regarded as the last major battle in the Allied assault that began with D-Day at Normandy and was a tremendous morale booster for Allied troops and homefront citizens.
It has also been described as the most romantic event of World War II. One source describes it as “not necessarily the most dramatic or the most important event…but for sheer romance, joy, delight, tears of happiness and emotional dizziness, the liberation of Paris surpassed all the other momentous events of the war. It was a moment of supreme elation.