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

Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Date made
1944
photographer
Mydans, Carl
place made
France: Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Saint-Tropez
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 8 in x 10 in; 20.32 cm x 25.4 cm
ID Number
2005.0228.067
accession number
2005.0228
catalog number
2005.0228.067
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Culture and the Arts: Photographic History
Carl Mydans
Photography
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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