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Today in World War II History—August 26, 1944

French civilians seeking cover as a German sniper opens fire, Paris, France, 26 Aug 1944 (US Army photo)
French civilians seeking cover as a German sniper opens fire, Paris, France, 26 Aug 1944 (US Army photo)

75 Years Ago—August 26, 1944: Gen. Charles de Gaulle leads a parade down the Champs Élysées; snipers shoot at him there and later inside Notre Dame Cathedral; snipers also shoot at celebrating Parisians at Place de la Concorde.

New song enters Top Ten: “It Had to Be You.”