Paris Air Show. Spectators in exhibit area view aircraft. Of particular note are the British-French supersonic transport plane (Concorde) and the Soviet supersonic transport plane (TU-144) seen fairly close to each other. Soviet Aeroflot aircraft including TU-144, IL-62, YAK-40, AN-24, TU-154, MIL V-12, MI-8, IL-76 seen in the exhibition. U.S. Navy aircraft P-3C, A-7 D attack aircraft, transport aircraft C-5A, A-300 Airbus model are some of the planes in exhibition. Crowds are seen streaming through the cargo hold of the giant Lockheed C-5A. Galaxy aircraft of the 437th Military Airlift Wing of the United States Air Force Military Airlift Command.
Paris Air Show. Supersonic Aerospatiale-BAC (British Aircraft Corporation) Concorde takes off. Buildings in the background.
Paris Air Show. Ground crew of the U.S. Air Force Aerial Demonstration Team waits and directs arriving F-4E aircraft as they taxi to parking spaces on ramp, at Le Bourget Airport, Paris, France. Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Swalm, Thunderbird leader leaves F-4E and greets other Thunderbird pilots, who run to join him on the tarmac. Thunderbird ground crewmen make post flight inspections.
Paris Air Show, Le Bourget Airport, Paris, France. United States Air Force Aerial Demonstration Team ("Thunderbirds") performs, flying their F-4E aircraft. Thunderbird ground crew watches the demonstration team perform precision formation flying.
Paris Air Show. Lockheed C-5A Galaxy transport aircraft of the U.S. Air Force Military Airlift Command, demonstrates short takeoff and landing (STOL) capabilities. C-5A taxis to the right, turns and makes short take-off with high performance climb. It flies low, extends flaps, with gear still retracted, and demonstrates slow flight. It then enters normal flight pattern for landing and makes a short landing to full stop on the runway, at Le Bourget Airport, Paris, France. Other aircraft and buildings in the background.
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.