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French Coast European Theater 1941 stock footage and images

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Camouflaged German armored vehicles travel on roads near French Coast.

German armored vehicles on French Coast during World War 2 occupation of France. A map shows French Coast in European Theater. Camouflaged German Panther and Tiger I tanks travel on roads near French Coast. Tanks loaded with German soldiers. Artillery is fired. Smoke rises up. Troops walk along the road. German Puma armored car passes along the road. German troops advance through woods and take prisoners.

Date: 1944
Duration: 3 min 8 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: German
 
 
German aircraft guns fire at British planes along the French Coast.

German aircraft guns fire along the French Coast. British aircraft in flight over the French coast. The German aircraft guns fire at British planes. German soldiers fire. Burning wreckage lay on ground. Flames rising from damaged parts of aircraft. The wrecked British planes are hauled away on railway cars. (World War II period).

Date: 1941
Duration: 1 min 38 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: German
 
 
U.S. Navy Curtiss HS-2L seaplane lands and beaches on French Coast during World War One.

Sea plane base activity in the European Theater during World War I. A U.S. Navy Curtiss HS-2L seaplane lands and taxis to beach on coast of France during the First World War. . Ground crew sets plank for the crew to step to the beach. Several Curtiss seaplanes parked on a ramp near hangars. Weather is raining. Sailors maneuver a seaplane into a parking place. (World War I; World War 1; WWI; WW1)

Date: 1918
Duration: 1 min 15 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
French Air Force in World War I. Germany Army occupies Paris in World War II

Opening scene shows French Nieuport biplanes in aerial combat with German airplanes. Many are engaged in a massive dog fight. One monoplane is seen hit and falling toward the ground. Next, two French aircraft are seen returning to their base. They fly over a hangar where a crashed airplane sits with tail in the air. Near the hanger are several airplanes in various stages of maintenance. Mechanics are moving one. An airplane taxiiing in front of the hangar. Scene shifts to closeup of a Lafayette Escadrille Indian logo painted on a metal structure. Scene shifts to a formal award ceremony for some flyers. Their squadron members are lined up behind them in front of a line of aircraft. The view is from behind a formation of French soldiers with rifles, rendering salutes. Next, French soldiers parade on the airdrome, led by a military band. At this point the scene phases out as a fireball is superimposed on a map of Europe, signifying World War 2. Adolph Hitler is seen in closeup near the Eiffel Tower, when he visits Paris, following its occupation by German forces in 1940. Several views of German troops marching along the Avenue des Champs-Élysées and through the Arch of Triumph. Closeups of some German soldiers in the ranks. Scene shifts to North Africa, in 1942, as American troops make an unopposed amphibious landing on the coast, in Operation Torch. Several landing craft are seen and troops ashore. A Dodge 3/4 ton WC-51 army truck, with half of its hood open, makes its way through the surf as it leaves a landing craft.

Date: 1942
Duration: 1 min 12 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
The recruitment and training of the SPARS in the United States.

A film titled: 'Battle Stations' on the Coast Guardsmen and United States Coast Guard Women's Reserve (SPARS). The Coast Guardsmen fighting on the battlefront in the European Theater during the World War II. Various citations and medals of honor for the Coast Guards who died while fighting for their country. The Coast Guards marching in formation. Two Coast Guards holding U.S. flag and the flag of USCG lead the parade. Other Coast Guards hold rifles. Coast guard cutters underway at sea. A man aboard the ship watching the enemy actions through binoculars. Other man talking on radio. Smoke from explosions in the area. Dead bodies of the Coast Guards who died in the war in caskets wrapped with U.S. flags. Other Coast Guards standing nearby and salute. Recruitment of women for the job of Coast Guards in the United States. Women taking oaths. The new recruits walking towards a building with their personal belongings for their training. Women in barracks. They ride bicycles and stand at attention on the ground. Women perform drill on the ground. An aircraft parked on air base. A woman walking nearby. The woman standing in front of the building.

Date: 1943
Duration: 5 min 3 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
American officers observe French coast on board a ship while on their way to invade France during World War 2

Gun crew on board an American ship while on their way to invade France during World War II. A convoy of ships and French coast in background. American Army and Navy officers on board a ship observe French coast through binoculars.

Date: 1944, June
Duration: 1 min 41 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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