General Patton's troops cross the Seine; U.S. soldiers with French General Leclerc and his soldiers enter jubilant Paris
Paris France Date:1944, August 24 Duration:2 min 59 sec Sound:Yes
American columns cross the Seine in France. Soldiers in boats reach the shore. Civilians stand by the river. General George S Patton's armored division crosses the river on pontoon bridges. The U.S. troops advance towards Paris. Smoke arises due to explosion. Tanks and soldiers firing machine guns beneath the Eiffel tower. The tanks move past the Eiffel Tower. Civilians crouch on the ground. Tanks on the streets. Nazi prisoners marched on the street. Tanks and soldiers fire at Nazis in the German Headquarters at Chamber of Deputies. French soldiers fight German snipers from the streets. A man closes shop and escapes. Allied soldier leads a Nazi waving a white surrender flag across the street. Large group of surrendered German soldiers gathered as prisoners of war on August 25. Traffic around Arc De Triomphe. The French flag raised on a building. The 2nd Armored Division of the Free French Army of Liberation, under French General Philippe Leclerc, parade on Paris streets on August 26. Large crowd gathers to welcome them home. Nazi prisoners march in the streets flanked by Allied soldiers. General Leclerc and his men on tanks. Girls kiss the soldiers. American, British, and French soldiers drinking from wine bottles and celebrating with the crowd.
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