Diary August 25, 1944


General de Gaulle enters Paris

General de Gaulle enters Paris.


WW2 War Diary for Friday, August 25, 1944:

WESTERN FRONT
DE GAULLE ENTERS PARIS. German garrison, Cdr.-General von Choltilz, surrenders in left­luggage office of Montparnasse Station, after openly disobeying Hitler’s orders destroying the city.

RUSSIAN FRONT
Belorussiansian Front captures Tartu (Estonia).

SEA WAR
HMS Warspite bombards Brest.

DIPLOMACY
ROMANIA DECLARES WAR ON GERMANY.
FINNS BEGIN PEACE NEGOTIATIONS WITH RUSSIANS.

Agreements signed between Britain, France and USA concerning civil administration of liberated territory.


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