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.
Development of early airplane. Glenn H. Curtis, an American aviator, sitting in his airplane 'Curtis Bamboo', in Rheims France. A man assists in launching his single engine, single tail aircraft. Man watches as the plane takes off.
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).
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.
Glenn Hammond Curtiss at the controls his Pusher airplane, the "Rheims Rider", which he flew to win the Gordon Bennett trophy, on August 28, 1909, in the Grande Semaine d'Aviation, at Rheims, France. Ground crew turns propeller and engine starts. Glenn Curtiss taxis out for takeoff.