Military tanks in action in Montmartre, Paris, France during World War II. United States military tanks of 7th Army Division, 87th Reconnaissance Battalion move across a field in Montmartre. The military tanks carry United States soldiers as they move across the field. The tanks halt at a place. The tanks fire.
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur, the Roman catholic Basilica in Paris, France, on the butte Montmartre. Clouds hover over the domes of the monument. People walk by a building on the street. Sign on a building reads 'Commune Libre Maison du Vieux Montmartre Communale'. People seated in roadside coffee shops. A man paints on the side walk. IArtist studio (fragment of sound is heard). a nude woman model poses for sculptors . Men search garbage cans. A man in a dark alley. A gypsy woman reads a man's palm. A cat. Crowded roadside cafes. Men and women drink and smoke. Two man sit on the sidewalk and drinks. A man in a tarboosh serves a couple. A cab driver sleeps in his car. Men and woman talk in a roadside cafe
Monuments and sights in Paris, France as seen from the Eiffel Tower. Cars parked on road as seen from Eiffel Tower. Arc de Triomphe in Paris. Aerial views of the Victor Emmanuel Memorial. Views of the city of Paris. The Lena Bridge and the Trocadero Gardens. The Palais de Chaillot. The Musée de l'Homme and Passy Cemetery. The Champ de Mars and the Ecole Militaire. Also the Debilly footbridge and the Palace de Tokyo along with the Palais Galliera. The Sacré Coeur basilica in the distance on Montmartre hill. A boat underway in the Seine river. Traffic on the road. Former war correspondents from the second world war enjoying views from the Eiffel Tower elevator as it goes up. The metal framing structures of the Eiffel Tower as seen from the moving elevator. The very top of the Eiffel tower with radio communication equipment and lighting systems, as seen from the observation deck.
Animated map shows Amercan forces advancing toward Paris. Views of German troops disorganized and making their way indivually among burning and destroyed military tanks and vehicles. A U.S. colonel confers with U.S. Armored unit officers, using hood of jeep as a table. U.S. Sherman tanks and tank destroyers moving along dirt roads toward Paris, at high speed and passing beyond the Orleans region.They move rapidly through groups of cheering French citizens in a French town. American armored units moving to bypass Paris. U.S. Army Air Force airplanes dropping maps to the armored units by parachute, because they were moving too fast to be supplied by ground. French forces,armed with American tanks, vehicles, and arms, are ordered to advance and take Paris. As they proceed, U.S. Army Air Forces support them from the air. Formations of P-51 fighter and B-26 bombers are seen.The French forces advance at rate of 25km per day. They are joyously welcomed as they pass through French towns on their way. Scenes of Paris. Local residents in line at a shop. German are seen beginning to leave Paris. A line of horse-drawn wagons is seen in the street. On August 14, 1944, Paris Police went on strike. They are seen drawn up in formation. August 15, 1944, the Gestapo left Paris. French citizens and police open fire on German Army vehicle.Parisians begin to hang the tricolor from their windows.French resistance fighters seen running in streets of paris and firing weapons. A doctor and several nurses run for cover. Parisians begin to fill the streets as elements of the French Army enter Paris.General Charles de Gaulle walking along a street in Paris.
Cars and buses on a street in Paris, France. Buildings in the background. A view of Montmartre Church. Louvre museum in Paris. Tulips in the background. Vehicular traffic passes by. Arc de Triomphe in background. An old artist paints in Tuileries gardens. A lamp post on the street. Eiffel Tower in view.
Zelli’s Royal Box night club in Paris, owned by Joe Zelli and located at 16 bis rue Fontaine. Several tables set in the club. People seated at the tables. The room is decorated. Bottles of alcoholic beverages are evident everywhere. An African American dancer performs in the center of the dance floor. Audience cheers and claps. An African American ensemble plays jazz and patrons dance. The trumpet player is Crickett Smith, and the drummer is Corporal Eugene Bullard. Patrons are seen on the dance floor under a chandelier with streamers. A balcony is seen above, where so-called "Royal Boxes"were arranged allowing patrons to watch festivities below. (Note: Bullard lived a storied life. Among other things, he served in World War 1 as one of 200 U.S. servicemen who flew for France. He was the first African American combat pilot and the first to shoot down enemy aircraft, and was decorated multiple times for valor. He was living in the Montmartre section of Paris after World War 1, which was known as a center for American Jazz music. He learned to play drums from the pioneer jazz musician Louis Mitchell and played in the house band at Zellis nightclub before taking over the management of a nightclub called Le Grand Duc, in 1924. The 2006 movie "Flyboys" portrayed members of the Lafayette Flying Corps and included a character based on Bullard.)