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France surrenders to Germany during World War 2

French Marshal Petain, now Premier, walks to a car and seen later at conference table with Pierre Laval and other national leaders. View of Adolf Hitler, with close associates, expressing delight after signing of the second armistice at Compiegne,ending French resistance, on June 22, 1940. German honor guard marching near Marshal Foch's railroad car where the 1918 armistice was signed. Monument of Marshal Foch. Hitler, Hermann Goering, and Admiral Raeder, head of the Kriegsmarine, review the honor guard. German stand at steps of the rail car. Raeder, and Goering, both carrying Marshal's batons, flank Hitler. French Army General Charles Huntziger, accompanied by General Jean Bergeret,Air Minister, Vice Admiral Le Luc, Commander of Maritime Forces, and Ambassador Leon Noel, are escorted by two German officers. They enter the railroad carriage. View inside, as Hitler, Goering and German representatives stand when they enter. Newspaper headline describes tax on France for German occupation. French prisoners of war in an outdoor yard and being moved to Germany. French prisoners in bucket brigade and carrying construction materials. French workers engaged in labor to support German war effort. Unhappy French children. Public funerals for persons executed by the Germans. German flag draped over the Foch statue. Hitler's touring motorcade passes Arch of Triumph in Paris in early morning when streets are empty. Parisians gather on streets to hear German orders broadcast. Many express distress. In Southern France, Military units carry their colors as they depart for North Africa. General Charles DeGaulle is among the marchers. DeGaulle seen reviewing contingents of French military. Free French soldiers parading in London, England. Military officers salute as the ship carrying Regimental colors departs. French colors carried beside unit with American flag. General Charles de Gaulle and General Henri Giraud at 1943 Casablanca Conference (Roosevelt and Churchill seated).

Date: 1940
Duration: 5 min 30 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
General Officer visits AEF Motor Transport Corps Reception Park in France during World War I

View of soldiers with automobiles in an American Motor Transport Corps Reception Park, in France, during World War 1. A general, in a trench coat, is being escorted by another officer as he examines automobiles in the park. atop the main garage, the letters, "M.T.C." and "Motor Reception Park" are painted. The general's car sits with driver, awaiting him. It appears to be a Locomobile touring car, and bears the identification number: 1111. (Note: The American Expeditionary Forces Motor Transport Corps (M.T.C.) was formed out of the Quartermaster Corps on 15 August 1918. As the name implies, Reception Parks were where newly arrived vehicles were uncrated, assembled, and made ready for service.) (World War I; World War 1; WWI; WW1)

Date: 1919
Duration: 33 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Men standing near training airplanes parked on an airfield at the Second Aviation Instruction Center in Tours, France.

The Second Aviation Instruction Center in Tours, France during World War I. Training airplanes parked at an airfield. Men standing near the airplanes. Hangars on the airfield. Aerial view of buildings.

Date: 1918
Duration: 1 min 25 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Men standing near aircraft parked on an airfield at the Second Aviation Instruction Center in Tours, France.

The Second Aviation Instruction Center in Tours, France during World War I. Airplanes parked at an airfield. High altitude view of the airfield. Men standing near the airplanes. Hangars in the background.

Date: 1918
Duration: 1 min 44 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Men repair the fuselage of a Nieuport biplane at the Second Aviation Instruction Center in Tours, France.

The Second Aviation Instruction Center in Tours, France during World War I. Men repair the fuselage of a French Nieuport biplane. An aircraft parked in the background. A pilot seated in the cockpit of an airplane aims a gun.

Date: 1918
Duration: 2 min 8 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Students aim their guns at their targets at the Second Aviation Instruction Center in Tours, France.

The Second Aviation Instruction Center in Tours, France during World War I. Students standing near guns mounted on tripod stands. Officers instruct them. The students aim the guns. Other students adjust models of aircraft as targets for the students to fire upon.

Date: 1918
Duration: 1 min 9 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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