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.
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.
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.
Activities in the European Theater of Operations during World War II. M36B1 tank destroyers in Germany. The tank destroyers advance through slush and mud. Soldiers of the 692nd Tank Destroyer Battalion attached to the U.S. Army 104th Infantry Division, seated on the tank destroyers. A 90mm gun is test fired. A soldier removes the barrel cover and fires the gun. Soldiers observe the impact. First United States Army soldiers instruct the 8th Infantry Division troops about the use of captured German guns. A soldier demonstrates the use of a captured German Panzerfaust, a recoilless anti- tank launcher. A tank is hit. Damage caused by the hit. France: The port of Rouen along the Seine River. Various ships arrive with cargo for the Allies battling at the Rhine. A LIberty and Victory ship arrives. The Marine Division of the Army Transportation Corps on board. Women soldiers at work. A soldier near an organizational chart on the ship.