Shaved women 1944
Jun 4, A crowd jeers as a woman's head is shaved during the liberation of Marseilles. Photograph: Carl Mydans/Time Life/Getty. The 65th anniversary of the D-day landings this week is an occasion to revisit joyful pictures of the liberation of France in But among the cheering images there are also shocking.
An ugly carnival
Description:Just as the identity of those who carried this task out varied so too did the form it took. American troops who had never been abroad before tended to see France itself as an enemy country, despite the attempts of the military authorities to inform them of the true situation. A woman collaborator and her baby, whose father is German, returns to her home after having her head shaven following the capture of Chartres by the Allies. Some were daubed with tar, some stripped half naked, some marked with swastikas in paint or lipstick.