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Paris celebrates

On May 8, 1945, I was at a hospital administrative conference at a chateau 12 miles south of Paris, France.

We awoke to a bedlam of activity and shouts of “The war Is over! The Germans surrendered!” Doctors and nurses loaded troop transportation vehicles and were driven into Paris. Ships, cafes, streets and boulevards, everything open, with a sea of civilians and military, surging along, hugging, kissing, laughing and crying. “The war Is over!”



The exhilaration and triumph of peace – undescribable.

Rose M. Gochnour




Grass Valley


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