Adolf Hitler visits troops at the front during final phase of the 1940 battle of France in World War II
Ypres Belgium Date:1940, June Duration:1 min 59 sec Sound:Yes
During final phase of the first Battle of France ,in World War 2, while the British Expeditionary Force was evacuating at Dunkirk, Adolf Hitler decides to visit troops at the front. He is seen riding in an open car with military staff, from German Army Group A's headquarters at Charleville, France. They drive through war-torn area of Ypres, Belgium. View of the Ypres Cloth Hall and Cathedral of St. Martin. Hitler and entourage walking through the damaged Menin Gate (Memorial of World War I). Closeup of Hitler conferring with General Walter von Reichenau, Commander of the German 6th Army. He reviews troops, waves to the gathered soldiers. Soldiers give a Nazi salute. Hitler eats with other officers and soldiers at a field kitchen. He stands and waves from the car while departing. Soldiers cheer and wave. Hitler visits a WWI German cemetery at Langemark. He is greeted by soldiers upon entry. He pays his respects. Soldiers on guard along the cemetery border.
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