After decades of filming his native New York City, Woody Allen headed abroad, creating a series of postcard tributes to European cities such as Barcelona, Rome and Paris. This entertaining instalment is an unapologetically fantastical rendering of the French capital, a familiar and idealised Paris celebrated for its starring role in 19th and early 20th Century artistic, musical and literary culture.
Photographed at the time of the German surrender in Paris, two resistance fighters study a copy of the underground newspaper L'Espoir. The first lieutenant displays his two rank bars on his beret. The resistante, carrying both a rifle and a Thompson SMG, wears what appears to be a de-badged German summer combat tunic in reed-green denim.
Photo & Caption featured in Osprey Men At Arms 169: Resistance Warfare 1940-45 by Carlos Caballero Jurado.