Group of former U.S. war correspondents in Paris, France to mark the 25th anniversary of Allied invasion of Europe in World War II. A view of railway tracks as seen from a moving train. American correspondents outside the U.S. Embassy in Paris. The group is joined by R. Sargent Shriver, then American Ambassador to France. The Eiffel Tower in Paris, viewed from a moving bus. Correspondents at a U.S. military helicopter pad in Paris. A helicopter lifts off. Aerial views of a city as seen from the helicopter. View of the Seine river and buildings of Paris below. Correspondents get off a U.S. Army CH-47 Chinook helicopter. Another smaller helicopter, the blades rotate.
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.
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.
A Pan American Airways 4-engine Boeing 707 passenger aircraft at Orly Airport outside Paris, France. An aircraft taxis along a runway. A sign on an aircraft reads 'Pan American'. A woman boards the flight. A number of the terminal buildings seen. Large cranes and construction underway in parts of the airport. A Boeing 707 aircraft taxis down a runway and past other aircraft on the airfield. Aerial views of Paris near Orly Airport. The aircraft in flight. The aircraft flies over a beach and comes in for landing. The aircraft lands and taxis. A sign reads 'Jet Clipper Whirlwind' on the side of the Pan American Boeing 707. Aircraft at an airfield.
Former U.S. war correspondents in Normandy, France to mark the 25th anniversary of Allied invasion of France during World War II. Correspondents outside a cafe near Normandy as they prepare to leave a luncheon. Retired General J. Lawton Collins is escorted by a uniformed U.S. Army officer to a waiting car. View of the Normandy coastline from a moving car. American flag on the bonnet of a car as it drives along the road. Graves at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial. Wife of a correspondent walks amidst graves at the cemetery. Grave of Wesley J. Rubenstein with a Star of David Jewish headstone. An F-4E Phantom aircraft in flight overhead. American and French flags hoisted at the cemetery. Correspondents tour the cemetery. View of a plaque ad time capsule unveiled by the correspondents and presented that day. It says, "In memory of General Dwight D. Eisenhower and the forces under his command, this sealed capsule containing news reports of the June 6, 1944 Normandy Landings is placed here - by the newsmen who were there. June 6, 1969." A man with a baby tied to his back. Correspondents speak during the ceremony. A photographer clicks pictures.
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.