The Germans capture Paris in June 1940 during World War 2. German troops advance towards Paris in France. Soldiers on horses, on foot, and in cars advance through french towns including Sacy le Grand. An advance German party follows the fleeing French towards Chateau Thierry. Soldiers amidst wrecked cars and vehicles. They battle amidst ruins and damaged buildings in a town. The Germans engaged in street fighting. Soldiers cross the Marne River in rafts and fire machine guns. A sign board for Paris and Soissons in Aisne. Soldiers on foot, in carts, and the horse cavalry. The Germans enter the suburbs of Paris. They set petrol and oil plants on fire. Black smoke due to the fires and explosions. Military vehicles enter and leave the Palace of Versailles. The German Swastika flag is raised on the Palace roof. Paris falls to the Germans. The Eiffel Tower and other monuments. German officers and soldiers in Paris. German soldiers climb up the Eiffel Tower and hoist the Nazi state war flag atop the monument. Troops and military vehicles parade before the Arc De Triomphe at Champs Elysees.
The German assault on France during the Battle of France in World War II. German troops cross a river while under aerial attack. German soldiers advance in a wooded area. French aircraft drop bombs. German soldiers load and fire artillery. Soldiers throw grenades, talk over a field telephone, advance amidst thick undergrowth, and cross fields. A sign for Le Chemin Des ames in the Aisne department. The German convoy proceeds on the route. Soldiers in trucks, artillery, military vehicles advance. An animated map depicts the advance of German Army Group A under General Gerd von Rundstedt across the Somme, Le Chemin Des Dames and Rouen en route to Paris. Advance of Army Group C under General Wilhelm von Leeb and another Army Group under Colonel-General Erwin von Witzleben. Oficers give orders to fire artillery. Soldiers put their palms over their ears during the firing. German tanks advance on a city streets. Soldiers ride armored vehicles amidst rubble and ruins. Artillery and armored vehicles pulled across a bridge. A soldier examines a wrecked tank barrel. A sign for Avancon and Reims in the Ardennes department. Tanks advance on a dirt road. Soldiers on tanks, bicycles and on foot. German soldiers care for wounded mates, give water to comrades on tillers. Abandoned Allied war materiel blocks the German advance. Soldiers amidst wreckage and horses on the streets. German troops advance through a city in the Marne department. A sign reads 'La Marne'. Street fighting in a city. German soldiers take cover under enemy fire. hey cross a stream in boats. Soldiers march with horses, on bicycles, and on foot. German forces cross the Marne on a pontoon bridge. Tanks and armored vehicles cross over. Men dig graves for deceased German soldiers. Soldiers buried. A comrade picks flowers and lays them on the graves. Helmets of the deceased on crosses over the graves.
The German assault on France during the Battle of France in World War II. A map depicts the German advance into Rethel, Reims and Chateau-Thierry. Soldiers advance on foot and motorcycles on a tree flanked road. The hills and landscape. Soldiers seated with radio sets at a table. They discuss maps. Soldiers load and fire artillery in fields. Soldiers on bicycles cross a bridge, move through a field. Military vehicles cross over a bridge. Artillery loaded and fired. Germans carry rafts on a road and across a field. Soldiers construct a bridge over a river. German panzer division infantry and tanks advance. They cross the Aisne River as German Field Marshal Walther von Brauchitsch looks on. He supervises as military vehicles and equipment are taken across the bridge.
Dead bodies lying along a road in the Aisne region of Northern France, during World War II. German cavalry on horseback. Abandoned vehicles along a road, some destroyed. A man rolls a wheelbarrow along the road. Dead bodies and horses, some dead and some alive and standing, in the road and on the roadside. Damaged wagons along the roadside. Wreckage of vehicles, some of which are civilian vehicles and some are military. A dead man sitting in his wagon on the roadside. German troops sitting on motorcycles in a town, in front of a direction sign to Montcornet and Renneval. A car drives through the town. A German halftrack vehicle parked at side of road. Just a shell of one building is left standing. A German soldier riding in a vehicle, speaks to a black African French Priest, who is standing next to a German soldier wearing a red cross arm band. The vehicle proceeds.
The German assault on France during the Battle of France in World War II. A map depicts the German advance into the Chemin des Dames sector and across the Aisne River in France. German officers confer underground. An officer briefs others using a map on a wall. Soldiers seated in candlelight. German soldiers work in a field. Allied aircraft in flight overhead. Bombs dropped causing explosions. A wrecked aircraft on the ground. Soldiers load and fire artillery and antiaircraft guns. Officers give orders to fire the guns. A few officers observe the events. Machine guns fired.
The German assault on France during the Battle of France in World War II. German troops and cavalry advances in France. A sign for Paris, Soissons, and Aisne. German forces enter Paris. Soldiers raise a Nazi flag on the Eiffel Tower. Aerial view of Arc de Triomphe, Champs Elysses and the city of Paris. German troops march before the Arc de Triomphe at Champs Elysses. They pass various Parisian landmarks. German officers in Paris salute parading troops and award Iron Crosses. Close up views of faces of German soldiers in award ceremony. An animated map depicts the German advance towards Normandy and Brittany. soldiers work on the streets. They carry planks and other equipment and climb uphill. German cavalry and infantry cross a river. German artillery bombards the Verdun forts. Soldiers load and fire artillery. A German General reviews troops in Verdun. French troops surrender. Wrecked forts and a WWI monument. German infantry parades past the forts. French civilians and French POWs (Prisoners of War). German forces pass abandoned war material. Troops advance through French towns. German tank men study maps. German soldiers at a road block.