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Early aircraft flights: Collier flight on early hydroplane and flight on hydroplane by Voison

Early history of flight footage: Hydro plane afloat on the Seine river, piloted by Collier in 1911. He stays airborne for several seconds. Takeoff of another hydroplane built by Gabriel Voison. Area where meeting was held of a group of engineers and pilots at Monaco in 1912. Takeoff of one of the aircraft via catapult into the Mediterranean Sea. Landing of another hydroplane and taxi up onto beach.

Date: 1912
Duration: 3 min 5 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: French
 
 
The City of Paris, France, before and after the Nazi invasion of 1940, and America preparing for World War II

Views of Paris prior to World War II. The Arc de Triomphe de l'Étoile (Arch of Triumph). The Tuileries gardens (Jardins des Tuileries) with bed of tulips in full bloom in foreground. The Eiffel Tower (la tour Eiffel). The fountain of River Commerce and Navigation at the Place de la Concord, Paris, with the Madeleine church (L'église de la Madeleine) directly behind, the Hotel de Crillon,barely seen at left, and its twin building, the French Naval Ministry, opposite, on the Rue Royale. People strolling and shopping on the Boulevard Haussmann. Awning of Les Deux Magots café and patrons seated at tables outside, in the Saint-Germain-des-Prés area of Paris. People relaxing in the Tuileries gardens, with Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel and Musée du Louvre in background. An artist at work, seated at a bench in the foreground. The west facade of Notre Dame Cathedral. Parisians looking at posters, reading in parks, visiting bookstores. Sign directing visitors to the Congres des Ecrivains (Congress of Writers) held at Maison de la Mutualité conference center at 24 Rue Saint-Victor, 5th arrondissement of Paris, France.in June, 1935. Several writers seated at a table with others standing around. Closeup of three. Closeup of British writer, Aldous Huxley, wearing eyeglasses. Two writers conversing. Scene shifts to Paris at night. Traffic on streets. Illuminated sign at Moulin Rouge cinema, topped with illuminated arms of a windmill. Sign of nightclub, Le Rat Mort, in Place Pigalle. Interior of a Paris nightclub with sophisticated clientele. French entertainer playing a guitar. An official posting an announcement called "Counseil de Revision," calling for conscription of citizens for military service. Parisians preparing defenses in the city, in front of the Eiffel Tower. Man deep in a trench preparing a shelter. Men carrying sandbags up a ladder to protect a national monument. Copy of the New York Times newspaper annnouncing the German attack on Poland. Copy of New York Daily News announcing fall of Holland. The New York World-Telegram paper announcing capitulation of France. German Panzer II tanks and motorcycle troops entering Paris. German infantry marching through the Arch of Triumph, on the Champs-Élysées. A Frenchman wiping his eyes as he watches the occupying troops. Hermann Goering with other officers riding in an open car along a Paris street. Closeup of Arch of Triumph. Adolf Hitler, accopanied by staff, looking at the Eiffel Tower. Nazi flag flying from the tower. Closeup of Hitler looking around. The U.S. Capitol building in Washington, DC. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, in Academic garb, at the University of Virginia commencement ceremony, in Memorial Gymnasium, on June 10, 1940. (FDR's son Franklin Jr. was among the graduates assembled, from the UVA Law School). Roosevelt expresses American sympathy and support for nations invaded by the Nazis. American street scene. Women preparing gifts intended for France. A poster showing a French soldier, entitled: "Le Paquet Au Front." American draftees in training at an army post in the U.S. Smoke billowing from American industrial facilities. Workers at an American shipyard. View of warships under construction at the yard. A Huge gun barrel being moved on special rail dollies, in a U.S. arms factory. U.S. Navy F4U Corsair Production Line during World War II. M3 Lee medium tanks being manufactured in U.S. factory. Closeup of finished one being transported via transverse crane. M4 Sherman tanks moving on flat rail cars. A speeding steam locomotive pulling freight cars. Martin PBM-5 Mariner in flight over an Atlantic convoy carrying war materiel to the United Kingdom. Sailor wearing headset, standing near depth charges at stern of a ship. British Naval Ensign flying from mast of a ship.

Date: 1940
Duration: 6 min 0 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Allied Forces advance and French Army takes Paris in World War II.

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.

Date: 1944
Duration: 3 min 42 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
AEF in training being transported by troop train in France, during World War I

U.S. troops, of the American Expeditionary Forces, lined up with their gear ready to board a troop train in France, during World War 1. The train, comprising numerous boxcars, is seen underway. Then, the American troops are seen climbing down from the boxcars, some tossing their bedrolls ahead of them, at their destination. They line up in casual formation. All are wearing campaign hats (M1912 service hats) and still in training.

Date: 1917
Duration: 25 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
American Expeditionary Forces newly arrived in France, getting settled, during World War I

American Expeditionary Forces (AEF) soldiers of the U.S. 1st Infantry Division, in camp, after arrival in France, in World War 1. The troops, wearing campaign hats (M1912 Service hats) are seen going through a mess line, with cooks dispensing food into their individual mess kits. One soldier clowns around with a large loaf of bread. He bites a piece from it and offers the loaf to other who do likewise. American soldiers sitting on the ground, appear to be enjoying themselves as they drink from small bottles.

Date: 1917
Duration: 32 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Dornier Do J 'Wal' flying boat catapults from ship deck.

Dornier Do J 'Wal' flying boat catapults from ship deck. Pilot, in bowler hat, seated between and behind wheels (underneath wing and engine) in an early Breguet aircraft, circa 1912, in France.

Date: 1925
Duration: 16 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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