jessescrossroadscafe.blogspot.com / By Jesse / October 24, 2012
Sometimes there are little things in history that pique my interest, and I look into them as time permits. Occasionally I like to put some of that information here in case anyone else might be interested in it.
Here is an iconic photograph that I have seen in any number of documentaries, generally identified as a Frenchman who weeps for his city as the Nazis stage a victory parade into Paris.
I have always been curious about this photo. I wondered where it came from and who this person was. It has a certain tragic dignity about it.
And not to be too trivial, but I was struck by his suit, shirt and tie which are almost exactly the types of things I would wear to work in my ‘corporate days.’ I wonder if he had cuffed trousers and suspenders. Well I doubt I shall ever find out. He looks like a businessman certainly.
Here is what I have been able to discover.