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.
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Earlier Event: July 2Medicine jar, Thackray Medical Museum