Compared with many other European cities, Paris got off lightly in the Second World War.
The key uprising of the Resistance against Nazi control of Paris started on August 19, 1944, in coordination with the regular Free French army which arrived a few days later.
More than 500 civilians and some 1,000 members of the French Forces of the Interior (FFI, which grouped together the country’s various resistance movements) died during the week-long uprising
Around 100 regular French soldiers of General Philippe Leclerc’s Free French 2nd Armoured Division, which had fought its way down to Paris from Normandy with the Allies, also lost their lives.
Dotted around the capital are some 200 commemorative plaques marking where participants in the Liberation died during that historic week.
FRANCE 24 looks at the stories of ten of these heroes that Paris has not forgotten.