This Thursday, August 25th, is the 78th anniversary of the Liberation of Paris by the Forces francaises libres (Free French Forces) upon the surrender of the occupying German troops in 1944. But the US and British military commanders did not allow Black members of the Free French Forces to participate in the recapture of Paris, and the U.S. also excluded its own African-American servicemen from liberation celebrations.
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