National Geographic : 1945 Jan
In the AEF's Footsteps, American Infantrymen March Past the Arc de Triomphe in the Victory Parade August 29,1944 Since the fall of Paris in 1940 the Champs Elysees had echoed the clump of Nazi boots. To Parisians' delight, the Yanks' soft-soled shoes were virtually silent. U.S.Army Signal Corps, Official Trousered WACS in Field Jackets Turn Their Backs on a Lingerie Shop to Watch a Parade inthe Champs Elysees WACS landed in France ten days after D Day. When France grew cold last autumn, they were grateful foraGI issue oflong, warm undies.