During WWII most of the street signs were taken down for metal drives to support the war effort. They started to come back in the late 1940s and early 1950s. In the late 1970s early 1980s the yellow signs were replaced with the modern green signs. The city of Chicago sold signs to residents which is why so many survive.
In the Normandy village of Liesville, angry French patriots take hold of Juliette Audieve, thought to have been a collaborator with the Germans. It appears the two ladies standing casually by are also partisans.
Once the battle was won in the desert, German and Italian troops surrendered readily without further resistance. This is one of many photographs taken of Allied troops aiding the captured soldiers who, perhaps only a day before, had been trying to.
Odette Marie Celine Brailly, was born in Amiens, France on April She was recruited by the British Special Operations Executive (SOE) and sent to France as the radio operator for the 'Spindle' network, led by Peter Churchill in 1942 ~