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A French youngster tags along with British troops as they enter the city of Lille in northeast France, liberating it after four continuous years of German occupation. During those years, everything of value had been taken from the city and much of its population, including teenagers, had been sent away for forced labor in Germany. Below: British engineers restore a bridge, a necessary measure as the Germans destroyed virtually all bridges along the Western Front during their withdrawal.

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