The Second Armistice at Compiegne is signed between Nazi Germany and France at Compiegne, France on 22th June, 1940 during World War II. Seen are German Chancellor Adolf Hitler and German officers, including Deputy Fuhrer, Rudolf Hess; General Wilhelm Keitel; German Foreign Minister, Joachim von Ribbentrop; strolling past German Army honor guards on their way to railway carriage number 2419D, in which the First Armistice in World War I was signed. (Hitler had it removed from the museum where it had been stored, and brought to this location) A band plays the German National Anthem. French General Charles Huntziger, head of the French delegation, and Rear Admiral Maurice R. Leluc enter the railway carriage. Huntziger, Leluc, and French Ambassador Leon Noel are seen seated int the carriage. Huntziger signs the armistice document. General Wilhelm Keitel presents the document to Hitler, outside the train. He gives Hitler a pen, which they drop and pick up again, and Hitler signs. General Huntziger, Ambassador Noel, and Admiral Leluc leave the rail car. Hitler stretches his arms gleefully, rubs his stomach and kicks ups his heels.
The Second Armistice at Compiegne after the German victory in the Battle of France during World War II. A WWI monument covered with a German flag in Compiegne. German soldiers near the monument. German troops stand at attention. German Fuhrer Adolf Hitler, President of the Reichstag Hermann Goering, German Field Marshal Wilhelm Keitel and other German officers arrive at the venue. The leaders and officers walk past the soldiers at attention. Hitler gives the Nazi salute. Hitler and the other officers enter the WWI Armistice railway car. French General Charles Huntziger and other French officers and officials arrive at the venue. The German and French officers seated around a table inside the WWI Armistice railway car. Hitler receives the French surrender from General Huntziger on June 22, 1940. The Second Armistice on the table. An animated map depicts Frankreich. Bells toll at a Parisian cathedral. Adolf Hitler with several German officers inside the cathedral. Arches, pillars and carvings in the cathedral.
'50 Years of Cinematography' depicts the role of military and news cameramen during World War II. Germany starts the War. Invasion of Poland in 1939: German Nazi Luftwaffe bombers in flight over Warsaw. Explosions due to the bombardment. Burning and damaged buildings in the war torn city. Civilians amidst rubble and ruins. Soldiers and civilians look at corpses on a sidewalk. A woman with her child cries. A man walks on a street. Dunkirk Evacuation in 1940: Allied troops evacuated from the Dunkirk coast. Allied troops on ships. Smoke rises from a ship under German attack. Soldiers wade through the water towards waiting ships. Burning ships. The Second Armistice at Compiegne after the German victory in the Battle of France, 1940: German troops stand at attention. German Fuhrer Adolf Hitler, President of the Reichstag Hermann Goering, German Field Marshal Wilhelm Keitel and other German officers arrive at the venue. The leaders and officers walk past the soldiers at attention. Hitler gives the Nazi salute. The Blitz, London in 1940-1941: Bomb damaged buildings. Cars and pedestrians amidst ruins and rubble on the streets. A train over a collapsed wall. Civilians in a horse cart. A wrecked bus in a damaged building. Rescue workers among the rubble. Clouds over the city.
A clearing in the woods, Compiegne, France. German Honor Guard at attention, and their band plays. French Government plenipotentiaries, General Charles L.C. Huntzinger,Ambassador Noel, Rear Admiral Maurice R LeLuc, Air Corps General Georges Parisot, and Air Corps General Jean-Marie Joseph Bergeret, accompanied by German Quartermaster General , Lieutenant-General kurt von Tippelskirch, and German Colonel Thomas, walk towards a railroad car. Adolf Hitler and Hermann Goering are seated at a table. Following behind their German escorts, General Huntzinger salutes Hitler and the German delegation, with Admiral Le Luc, at his side. View of General Keitel's hands holding document as he reads preamble to the Armistice Agreement. View of three German bombers in flight.
An armistice signed between the French and the Germans in Compiegne, France during World War II. A German soldier on horse back salutes. The German Army on horse back enters Paris. German troops cross the Arc de Triomphe. They march on the streets of Paris. A landscape view of Paris. German Chancellor Adolf Hitler at the Eiffel Tower near the Seine River with some officials. Hitler looks at a Nazi flag fluttering. Nazi posters and boards displayed in the streets of Paris. German troops with guns stand along a street. Ferdinand Foch's railway carriage. French and German officials enter the railway car in the Compiegne Forest (Same railroad car where Germany signed surrender in World War I). Hitler reads the armistice. The railway car in the Compiegne Forest. The railway car reads 'Voiture Restaurant' which means a dining car. German and French officials get down the dining car after the armistice is signed. Adolf Hitler and German Field Marshal Wilhelm Keitel get down the car.
German troops in formation outside the railroad car, in Compiegne, France, where Germany surrendered to France, in World War I. Now, it is being used ironically, by Hitler to secure the surrender of France on June 22, 1940. A formation of German German Dornier Do-17 bombers in flight. Aerial views of the London ablaze during the Blitz. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Lend Lease Act. Men load a truck with Lend Lease materials in boxes marked, "U.S.A." View of freight train leaving a switch yard. View of freight train passing by with cargo marked 'Bullard Machine Tools, Bridgeport, Conn."