Results of selective strategic bombing by the British Royal and U.S. Eighth Air Forces in German-occupied Paris and surrounding areas during Wolrd War II. September 1944: A bridge over the Seine. Eiffel Tower in the background. The Statue of Liberty near the Tower. Shell poked buildings and the Obelisk at Place de la Concorde. Cyclists and motorists at the Place. Military cars pass the Arc de Triomphe at Champs Elysees. Civilians around the Eiffel Tower. The French flag atop the undamaged tower. Unscathed Notre Dame de Paris. U.S. military vehicles in the square before the cathedral. GIs and Parisians mill about. An FFI (French Forces of the Interior) flag at Notre Dame.
The Gothic Cathedral, Notre Dame in Paris, France. The Notre Dame de Paris. People around the building. A few small buildings near the Cathedral. A crowd at the entrance and the area in front of the Cathedral. Tanks move in a line. A tank has the letters ' Franche-Comte' on it. Soldiers on the tanks. People gathered around watch the soldiers.
Distant view of Notre Dame church in Saint Lo town after allied bombings of World War II. One tower of Notre Dame church blown off by artillery fire. CIC patrol on outskirts of St Lo. Patrol men consult a map. Three soldiers takes shelter behind a wall. Another soldier looks over city through binoculars.
Conservatives and Bolsheviks fight in street near Notre Dame in France. Men on tanks. A large crowd gathers on the streets. Firing on the streets. Smoke rises up. Large buildings in the background. People shout on the streets. Dead bodies lay on open ground.
Battle for Paris during World War 2. Eiffel Tower in Paris. View of the city. Street signs in German. Nazi flags flying from buildings. Women in an apartment fastening FFI (French Forces of Interior) armbands on each other. Men checking their small arms and hand grenades. Outside, men of the FFI camouflage automobiles they've acquired. Aerial view of the Ile de France in the Seine river, and closeup of armed FFI forces taking up positions along the river. FFI members firing at German troops. Several of the Resistance fighters firing at police headquarters, from behind a granite barrier. Dead and wounded German soldiers. Fallen FFI fighters. French resistance fighters seize a German artillery piece. Others with captured German arms. An old man and woman seen looking down from their apartment window. Wounded and captured German officers and soldiers leaving the Police Headquarters building, after being subject to direct fire by captured artillery. Resistance forces gathered with captured German Swastika flag, which one of them presents to the leader of the French Resistance, Gorges Rene Tanguy (aka Colonel Roy-Tanguy). Next, a car drives into the FFI-held Police headquarters, carrying the ex-Prefect of Corsica, Charles Luizet, sent by General Charles de Gaulle to assume command of the Paris Police forces. Uniformed French police are seen in a formation, next to a group of FFI members. Luizet and Tanguy walk together informally inspecting the two groups. Luizet speaks to those assembled, extolling their efforts. Next, a poster calls for volunteers to build defenses. Parisians, using pick axes, dig up paving stones and cart them off to build barricades. Women placing the stones on barricades. Men moving sand bags on carts. Boys helping men to build barricades. Frenchmen checking their weapons. Inside resistance headquarters, women and men, oftain information about disposition and status of German units and about approaching Allied forces. The Notre Dame cathedral viewed from a window of the Resistance headquarters. French police in position with weapons ready. German tanks moving near the Hotel de Ville. A Resistance bugler sounds call to arms. German Panzer I tanks on the streets and passing barricades. Parisians fell a tree as a tank deterent. Closeup of Notre dame facade from Resistance defense position. German snipers on Cathedral roof fire at FFI running across the square. Many scenes of street fighting, and individuals being hit, rescued, and the like. German vehicles on fire. Several German prisoners. Resistance fighters looking out windows of the Battle-scarred Hotel de Ville. Many scenes French exchanging fire with German snipers. More German prisoners.
Scenes shot in 1942 and 1943 from inside German occupied Paris France. German officers and civilians at the Longchamps racetrack in Paris, France. Horses run on a dirt track. German troops at the Eternal Light for the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior at the Arc de Triomphe. A German Panther tank captured by the FFI (French Forces of the Interior) in 1944. French collaborator Ferdinand De Brinon speaks into a microphone. German officers listen carefully. Collaborators Marcel Deat, and Laval's son in law, Comte Rene de Chambrun also seen. French Regimental flag held by French collaborator militia. A crowd outside Notre Dame Cathedral. French Marshal Philippe Petain arrives in a car. French collaborationist troops stand at attention. Ceremony for the Legion against the Soviet Russia shows assemblage and German Swastikas on a wall.