August 25, 1944 (Friday)

General de Gaulle enters Paris

General de Gaulle enters Paris.

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 to destroy city.

RUSSIAN FRONT
3rd Byelorussian Front captures Tartu (Estonia).

SEA WAR
HMS Warspite bombards Brest.

DIPLOMACY
RUMANIA 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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