In short few years of this “pure hell” life, France joined the Soviet Union as a “victor” over Axis partners of Nazi Germany and those nations that invaded the Soviet Union along with Germany.

French people were pleasantly surprised by the good manners of German soldiers stationed in Paris.

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Houcke Circus at Pole Theatre France
Houcke Circus at Pole Theatre France The Circus Metropolis, which later became The Circus of Paris from 1906 to 1930, managed by Hippolyte Houcke from October 1909.

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