Allied Invasion of Toulon,Southern France during Operation Dragoon of World War II on 28 August 1944. Troops occupy Toulon. Damaged naval base by allied air bombing. View of damaged port. Mountains in the background. Damaged French battleship Dunkerque. Damaged Submarine and torpedo plant at Toulon Port. Weapons installed by French includes 320mm naval guns. Civilians cheer arrival of the French troops. View of mountains ranges. Tanks advance through streets. Map depicts the route of advancement.
Coastline defenses in Toulon, France during World War II. A map shows lower France and Mediterranean areas. German infantry marches along a road. Fighter airplanes in flight above the Mediterranean Sea. A view of coastline defense fortifications. Anti-aircraft guns placed on ships. An observer inspects the surrounding area with binoculars . German infantry moves along a road. German cavalry followed by trucks moves along the road. A board reads 'Toulon'. French Navy vessels are anchored in a harbor.
The damage at Toulon Harbor after the Allied attack on France during World War II. A map of France. Toulon Harbor after Allied bombings. A field gun at the harbor. Damaged buildings at a torpedo plant. Men inspect the plant. Sea Fort on the top of a mountain. A close up of the fort. A wrecked 88 mm gun. Men inspect the gun. Fort De La Croix Faron built in 1873. A jeep drives across a bridge. French coastal guns set up at strategic points near the fort. A wrecked naval gun. A soldier stands in front of the gun. A soldier looks at guns.
Parade along the Quai de Rive Neuve, Marseille, France,on August 29, 1944, celebrating the city's recapture by French forces in World War 2. French troops marching (with several Resistance members, in civilian clothes). Spectators watch from walls and buildings as well as sidelines. A French Colonial military marching band plays, followed by Colonial troops, some in turbans and others (Senegalese) wearing the red fez. They lead donkeys carrying artillery pieces. A group of French women in uniform, stand in front of tanks lined up on the sidelines. French troops in formation on the sidelines. A color bearer stands in moving military vehicle as it passes a large French tricolor flag displayed on a building. Many spectators line a wide parapet on that building. French General Joseph de Goislard de Monsabert, commander of the French forces that liberated the city, is seen conversing with several officers. Later, He is seen walking behind General Jean de Lattre de Tassigny, Commander of the French First Army that liberated Toulon and Marseilles., and Emmanuel d'Astier de La Vigerie, a French journalist, politician and member of the French Resistance. A woman runs into the street and presents a bouquet of flowers to General de Tassigny.
Allied Invasion of Southern France during Operation Dragoon in World War II, 19 August 1944. Wounded soldiers are evacuated to floating ambulances. Enemy troops fire artillery to block Allied advance. Several explosions. Aircraft in flight drop bombs. Tanks advance. Map of Marseilles and Toulon. Wounded soldiers are given first aid and blood transmit. Prisoners evacuated from combat zone. United States Army General Alexander M Patch and French General Jean de Lattre de Tassigny decorate soldiers.
General Charles De Gaulle and other officers march along the streets of France. A group of men walking on the streets of France. General Charles De Gaulle accompanied by other officers and several men march on the street of Toulon, France. Several buildings in the street. Trees along the side of the path. General De Gaulle salutes the French flag. Several men behind the General. Other officers also salute the flag.