August 19, 1944 (Saturday)
UPRISING IN PARIS
Envoys of the FFI at the headquarters of the city commander of Paris von Choltiz. The insurgents wearing a bracelet with ‘passive defense’, while the German soldiers carry in 1940 captured French MAS rifles.
by FFI (Resistance
). Vichy Government flees to Belfort
. Petain arrested and taken to Germany.
Britain: Death of Sir Henry Wood, composer-conductor and founder of annual London ‘Promenade Concerts‘; aged 74.