American aviator Glenn Curtiss in Rheims, France in 1908. Aviator Glen Curtiss sitting at the controls of his own designed airplane. The airplane takes off.
French aviator Henri Farman in Rheims, France. Henri Farman checks his airplane before a take off. He fills up the gas tanks of his airplane with a gallon of gas. His airplane takes off. Trees in the background.
Headquarters and camps in Rheims, France. Aerial views of Camp Norfolk, Camp Atlanta, Camp New Orleans, Camp Miami, Camp San Antonio and Mailly Sub area HQ. Aerial views of Rheims and Mailly Sub area Assembly Commands, covered tanks, sheds, houses, pitched tents and vehicles.
As Allied forces occupy Rheims, France, during World War 2, a French soldier affixes French tricolors on bronze statue in war memorial created by Paul Lefebvre, near the Place de la Republique in Rheims, France. Rubble is seen at this memorial to the fallen of World War I, which has been badly damaged, during the current conflict (World War 2).
Notre Dame de Reims Cathedral in Rheims, France. A large number of people gather outside the reconstructed Notre Dame de Reims Cathedral in Rheims, France for rededication ceremony. Priests and President Albert Lebrun enter the Cathedral. Interiors of the Church as priests offer prayers.
Armed French Resistance fighters pose near roadside sign at entrance to city of Rheims, France, on August 30, 1944. American soldiers converse with French priests and Resistance fighters. Local residents gather at the Royal Square by the statue of Louis XV. bTowers of Rheims Cathedral can be seen behind. An American soldier can be seen. A brief ceremony ensues in which French Resistance fighters appear to take responsibility for reoccupation of the city. They then proceed through the city on a truck with loudspeakers, making announcements. U.S. soldiers mingle with residents of the city.