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

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

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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
Object Name
Photograph
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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Carl Mydans
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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