Generalfieldmarschall Erwin Rommel, with entourage of senior German military officers, inspects German defenses on the coast of France (so-called "Atlantic Wall"). They tour heavy gun emplacements and shore obstacles. During the tour, they view a large bunker, camouflaged to look like a barn, from the air. Sliding doors are opened revealing a railroad gun. This is a 28cm K5 railway gun of battery E712, at Pointe aux Oies, nearBoulogne-sur-mer, France. Gun crew moves it out, partway on the rails, and raises the barrel to a high elevation. Views of rotating gun turrets; more railway guns, and a 60cm railway mortar called "Thor."
Paris under German occupation during World War II. A Frenchman reads the newspaper. Headlines about the War. The Notre Dame de Paris in the background. Parisians walk past a building in the city square. Flower stands and sidewalk cafes. A vegetable market. Sellers load and unload goods. German soldiers and military vehicles on the streets. Fishermen with their lines on the Seine. Family outings in the Bois de Boulogne. Children on rides in the park. People take boat rides. Women on chairs by the lake. Cyclists move along. Parisian families take rides in horse carriages. A race course in Paris. A large crowd of spectators watch the race. The race in progress.
Wounded soldiers of the British Expeditionary Force (B.E.F.) being carried aboard a British ship for evacuation from Boulogne during the Battle of France in World War 2. Ship in the background. Ambulances stand on the port. Wounded soldiers are carried on stretchers. Other soldiers carry belongings of the wounded.
Opening scene shows ambulatory wounded of the British Expeditionary Force being processed as they board a ship for evacuation from the port of Boulogne, during the Battle of France in World War 2. As ambulatory soldiers board, they are tagged. View of some boarding who are not necessarily wounded, including two women in uniform wearing steel helmets. Wounded on stretcher being carried along a gangplank. Closeup of some who are bandaged. Ambulances park beside the ship, and troops help carry wounded aboard. Soldiers wearing white armbands remove identification tags from wounded soldiers as they are carried or walk aboard.
The German assault on France during the Battle of France in World War 2. Allied soldiers with a white flag in a car. Soldiers on foot and in cars. Soldiers on streets and on bicycles. Two officers talk to each other on the steps of a building. They leave the venue in a car. Civilians talk to soldiers in trucks. A German soldier guards French and British Prisoners of War (POWs). Allied prisoners marched on the street. An animated map depicts the movement of German troops as they close in on Dunkirk. German soldiers near a barricade on the road. Explosions as buildings are demolished. British sailors and Allied soldiers aboard naval vessels during the Dunkirk Evacuation (Operation Dynamo). The ships underway at sea. Sailors aboard the ships. German Junker Ju 87s or Stukas dive-bomb the ships. Ships set on fire. Sailors look through binoculars and fire from a ship. Bombs dropped, ships are hit. German aircraft bomb the docks, ships and harbor area. Smoke arises from hit ships off shore. Street fighting on a deserted street. Soldiers take cover from machine gun fire. Smoke due to explosions. Artillery fired under the supervision of senior officers. French and British POWs are marched by Germans. Soldiers talk to the prisoners. The wounded are carried. Bomb damaged buildings and artillery on the streets. Dead soldiers amidst rubble and wreckage in a field. Troops march and advance. Wrecked vehicles by the road. Horses amidst wrecked artillery. Vehicles and buildings on fire. Soldiers push artillery. Dead soldiers. Soldiers stand outside the Renault plant in Boulogne. Soldiers light cigarettes, rest on the streets. Camouflaged tanks and hundreds of soldiers on the streets. Damaged and wrecked ships off shore. Debris and wreckage strewn on the beach. Abandoned Allied war materiel. A Nazi flag on the beach. British corpses lying around.
Cross country race held at around the park Bois de Boulogne in Paris. 700 contestants participate in the race. Trees in the background. A stream is seen in the foreground as the participants run on the road. The race finishes.