War ruins in Rouen, the capital city of Normandy in France, during World War II. A German General surveys the city. Smoke from burning buildings. German soldiers fire guns and battle the enemy across the canal. Soldiers take cover behind sand bag barricades. Pillars of a damaged bridge. Soldiers use binoculars to survey the area. They load and fire artillery. Smoke from explosions on either side of a canal. Smoke from burning buildings. The damaged Notre Dame Cathedral. Ruins and rubble on the streets. Soldiers clear debris from the streets. They use water hoses to put out the cathedral fire. The damaged structure of the cathedral. Bomb damaged buildings. French prisoners marched on the streets. Military vehicles enter a gate. A sign for Paris beside the gate. The smoke shrouded skyline.
The French Grand Prix on the Rouen-Les-Essarts track in Rouen, France. Aerial view of the city. British Formula One racing driver Norman Graham Hill stands with another person. Australian driver Jack Brabham gets ready. Formula One driver Jim Clark Scottish in a racing car. Racing cars driven on the track. Austrian Karl Jochen Rindt wins the race. Cameramen in the foreground. The award is presented by a woman.
Rouen Cathedral in Rouen France bombed heavily by British bombers taking several direct hits that narrowly missed destroying key pillars. German troops putting off fires from the smoky ruins using water hoses. The 151m tall central spire is easily visible.Shows three men passing by the smoking debris.April 1944.
Opening scene shows German heavy artillery firing as German forces invade France in 1940, during World War 2. Houses being destroyed by gunfire. Formation of Dornier Do 17 bombers in flight. Formation of German Heinkel He 111 bombers dropping bombs on France. Bombs exploding on the ground. German Panzer I and Panzer 38 tanks crossing a field. Glimpses from inside a tank. A tank smashing through a concrete block wall. German tanks moving through a French town, as infantry move along the sidewalks. A German sIG 33 auf Geschutzwagen self-propelled 15-cm gun fires point blank at a building and destroys it. A formation of Ju-87 Stuka dive bombers flies past a barrage balloon. Smoke rising all around Rouen Cathedral and environs from German bombing. Buildings in the area ablaze and collapsing. French citizens fleeing war zones in their private cars. An open truck evacuating several Catholic nuns. Parisian children carrying their luggage and belongings as they are being evacuated. Children being placed aboard a railroad train for evacuation. Closeup of one child's coat bearing his name and other information. Parents placing their children aboard a bus and waving tearful goodbyes. Sign identifying Valenciennes, France. Camera pans to scenes of destruction from German bombing. Street sign points to Avancon 7K and Reims 41k. A German Ju 87 aircraft diving and pulling out as it attacks. A German Panzer IV tank moving and firing straight ahead as it goes. Street sign for Chateau Porcien. Two Panzer 38 tanks racing along past a burning vehicle at the side of a road. A team of horses pulling an artillery piece. Tanks racing past the camera. Sign identifying Bazeilles, Montmedy, and Verdun. German tank plunging into stream at side of road, as it crosses. Dornier Do 17 bomber releasing bombs from a dive.
German invasion of France during the Battle of France in World War II. An animated map depicts the German attack on Rouen and Le Havre in northern France. War ruins in Amiens and its vicinity. Bomb damaged buildings and structures. The Amiens Cathedral amidst the ruined city. Military vehicles leave a building. German convoy including soldiers and artillery advances. Soldiers in jeeps. Soldiers march along the ruins and through the rubble, cross railway tracks. Burning structures. Cattle on a farm. Soldiers milk cows. A calf feeds on the mother's milk. Soldiers feed a calf.
The German assault on France during the Battle of France in World War II. German troops cross a river while under aerial attack. German soldiers advance in a wooded area. French aircraft drop bombs. German soldiers load and fire artillery. Soldiers throw grenades, talk over a field telephone, advance amidst thick undergrowth, and cross fields. A sign for Le Chemin Des ames in the Aisne department. The German convoy proceeds on the route. Soldiers in trucks, artillery, military vehicles advance. An animated map depicts the advance of German Army Group A under General Gerd von Rundstedt across the Somme, Le Chemin Des Dames and Rouen en route to Paris. Advance of Army Group C under General Wilhelm von Leeb and another Army Group under Colonel-General Erwin von Witzleben. Oficers give orders to fire artillery. Soldiers put their palms over their ears during the firing. German tanks advance on a city streets. Soldiers ride armored vehicles amidst rubble and ruins. Artillery and armored vehicles pulled across a bridge. A soldier examines a wrecked tank barrel. A sign for Avancon and Reims in the Ardennes department. Tanks advance on a dirt road. Soldiers on tanks, bicycles and on foot. German soldiers care for wounded mates, give water to comrades on tillers. Abandoned Allied war materiel blocks the German advance. Soldiers amidst wreckage and horses on the streets. German troops advance through a city in the Marne department. A sign reads 'La Marne'. Street fighting in a city. German soldiers take cover under enemy fire. hey cross a stream in boats. Soldiers march with horses, on bicycles, and on foot. German forces cross the Marne on a pontoon bridge. Tanks and armored vehicles cross over. Men dig graves for deceased German soldiers. Soldiers buried. A comrade picks flowers and lays them on the graves. Helmets of the deceased on crosses over the graves.