Surrendering German soldiers during the liberation of Southern France, near St. Tropez

After the Italian campaign of 1944, Mydans decided to cover the landing of Allied troops in Saint Tropez with a French division, the Third DIA under General Joseph de Goislard de Monsabert. The Allied invasion of southern France, code-name Operation Dragoon, originally envisioned a mixture of Free French and American troops taking over Toulon and later Marseille, with subsequent revisions encompassing Saint Tropez. It took the Allies about a month to complete their mission. Here, surrendering German soldiers taken by French forces during the assault are marched through a village.
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Object Name
Date made
Mydans, Carl
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
overall: 8 in x 10 in; 20.32 cm x 25.4 cm
place made
France: Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Saint-Tropez
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Carl Mydans
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Culture and the Arts: Photographic History
Carl Mydans
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Mydans, Carl. Carl Mydans, Photojournalist

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