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Bastille Day in England, Imperial War Museum

Between 1940 and 1944, the annual Bastille Day (14 July) military parade to mark France’s national holiday wasn’t able to take place in Paris, due to the Nazi occupation. A separate event was held by General de Gaulle in London and celebrations took place across the world wherever French troops were stationed. Here, sailors from the French Navy dance in a square in Harwich, England. The event is decorated with naval signalling flags as well as the British Union Flag and the French Tricolour.