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CHRONOLOGY OF LIBERATION AUG. 15 - POLICE

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Aug. 15 - Police strike because of rumors Germans will disarm them.

Aug. 19 - Uprising begins. Resistants seize police headquarters near Notre Dame Cathedral, build barricades throughout Paris. German tanks threaten to crush uprising and cease-fire reached.Aug. 20 - Many Resistants reject the truce and fighting resumes.

Aug. 21 - German reinforcements head for Paris.

Aug. 22 - Allied Supreme Commander Dwight Eisenhower, responding to Charles de Gaulle's threat to go it alone with French forces, agrees to Allied assault on Paris.

Aug. 24 - Americans cover French forces, who are given honor of liberating Paris. When French get bogged down by German resistance and civilian welcomes, U.S. forces ordered to Paris. Some French tanks reach City Hall before midnight.

Aug. 25 - French and Americans battle their way into Paris, forcing German surrender.

Aug. 26 - De Gaulle leads procession down Champs-Elysees to Notre Dame despite sniper fire.

Aug. 29 - Eisenhower visits Paris. U.S. troops march down Champs-Elysees, then resume fighting north of Paris.