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Review: Commemoration of 1944 Liberation of Monaco

A quiet and dignified ceremony

A violent storm broke the heat wave on the Cote d'Azur during the night of 2-3 September 1944. It was reported that the peals of thunder were answered by mortar shots as war ships fired volley after volley into the hills around Monaco. When dawn finally broke and the sun rose in a clear blue sky, not a single German soldier was to be seen. I can only imagine what the residents felt when American soldiers arrived at 2pm that afternoon, confirming that The Principality was free.

Read the full review on our blog: Peals of thunder and mortar shots.

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