General Charles De Gaulle and Allied troops during the Liberation of Paris, in World War II.
Paris France Date:1944, August Duration:2 min 54 sec Sound:NO SOUND
First day of the Liberation of Paris in World War 2. A war correspondent views the city from atop a hill. View of Paris with Eiffel Tower in the background. Arc De Triomphe. People greet soldiers along the Champs Elysees Avenue. General Charles De Gaulle takes the salute and receives flowers from a little girl. French policemen control the crowd. The General parades down the Champs Elysees Avenue followed by the U.S. troops. Civilians wave to soldiers and cheer. Sudden firing by the forces left behind. Soldiers fire machine guns and artillery at the building. Soldiers on a bridge. Civilians take cover under and behind military vehicles. They crouch and lie flat on the street. General De Gaulle in a car. French policemen drag Germans and others prisoners. The people assault and beat them .
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