The Allied advance encircled yet another group of fleeing Germans southeast of Rouen and then closed to the Seine, seizing additional river crossings as they did so.
Free French uprisings contested Paris with the occupying forces.
Allied forces pushed on into Paris, liberating the city on 25 August.
The French 2nd Armored Division made a triumphal entry into Paris that day, in the midst of wildly ecstatic crowds.
Meanwhile, other Allied columns pushed on past Paris, hoping to entrap or overrun further German forces in a general pursuit to the German border.
Allied forces had landed in southern France on 15 August, and pushed rapidly northwards to join those who had come ashore through Normandy.