Parisians on bicycles in Paris, France. Two girls ride bicycles on Paris street. Group of Parisians on bicycles. Parisians ride bicycles on busy streets. Woman travels on bicycle. U.S. soldier at the back. Two women on a bicycle. Woman travels on a bicycle with a dog at the back. Man rides a bicycle carrying a musical instrument. Mass of bicyclists wait for the vehicles to move and then pass. Man on a bicycle with girl seated behind him. Two men on a bike. Mass of bicyclists coming down a street. Policemen in the foreground. Bicyclists and U.S. soldier on velo taxi. Bicyclists on a street. Crowd in front of a building. Sign in back: 'Monde Libre'. Mass of parked bicycles. Parking space for bicycles.
U.S. Ambassador to France Jefferson Caffery in Paris, France. Officials enter a building through an entrance gate. Guards at the entrance gate. The U.S. flag on the building. Ambassador Jefferson Caffery shakes hands with other officials. The ambassador unveils a plaque. The U.S. flag and the French flag on either side of the plaque. 'US President Franklin Roosevelt Au Peuple de France' written on the plaque. Count de Courtivron speaks at the event. Officials and U.S. Army personnel listen to the speaker. A large group of people gathered outside the building. U.S. Ambassador Caffery seated with Secretary General of the Rally of the French People ( RPF ) party Jacques Soustelle, French politician Georges Bidault, French General Koenig and U.S. General Rogers. Several views of the dignitaries.
Council of Foreign Ministers of France, Britain, Russia and the United States at a meeting at Luxembourg Palace in Paris, France. The Foreign Ministers Georges Bidault of France, Ernest Bevin British Secretory of Foreign Affairs, Russian Vyacheslav Molotov and Foreign Secretory of United States James F. Byrnes step out of their cars and proceed towards the meeting hall. They shake hands and greet each other. A round table conference to decide a final peace treaty after the 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.
Municipal mortuary at rue D'Aubervilliers in Paris, France. A view of the building. They make the coffins needed for Paris. Hearses go in and out. A sign on building. Workers manufacture coffins. Workers make coffins. Workers paint on exterior parts of the coffins. Coffins arrive and are unloaded in the basement. Row of children's coffins push carts stacked with children's coffins being unloaded. Men unloading the push carts.
American Independence Day in Paris, France. Several people at the tomb of Lafayette in Picpus Cemetery. A number of U.S. flags at the tomb of Lafayette in the cemetery. Several tombs at the cemetery. U.S. Ambassador to France Jefferson Caffery and other officials at the tomb of General Lafayette. A wreath being laid at the tomb. 'Lafayette' inscribed on the tombstone. Officials gathered around the tomb. A flag presented by Count de Chambrun to the ambassador. Jefferson Caffery and other officials converse. The ambassador with the flag. Flags at the cemetery. Several tombs in the cemetery enclosed by small fences. People filing out of the cemetery.